Monday, 17 September 2007

Treasure trove is found in Cumbria

AN ALADDIN’S cave of treasure has been found in Cumbria.

A medieval silver brooch, 16 coins and 253 bits of broken Viking silver went before a treasure trove inquest in Penrith this week when south and east Cumbria coroner Ian Smith declared them officially treasure.

The brooch, which is more than 10 per cent silver, was found on farm land in the Lupton area in April 2006 by metal detectorist Carol Handley.

“It was a stray find in soil,” said Dot Bruns, finds liaison officer for Cumbria.

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