Thursday, 13 September 2007

Treasure found in Cumbria

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

The brooch was found on farm land in the Lupton area in April 2006 by metal detectorist Carol Handley.

Dot Bruns, finds liaison officer for Cumbria, said: “It was a stray find in soil. It was broken in three small pieces.”

Experts say the brooch dates back to the late 13th century.

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