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Roman jewellery found beneath shop in Colchester

Roman jewellery defined as being of national importance has been discovered during excavations at an Essex department store. Gold and silver armlets, bracelets, rings and coins were found concealed in the remains of a Roman house beneath Williams and Griffin in Colchester. It is thought they were hidden by their wealthy owner in AD61, when…

Article|Clasp of astonishment: Amateur treasure hunter finds tiny 14th century heart-shaped gold brooch worth £25,000 in farmer’s field

Published by Daily Mail, written by Nick Enoch, Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Shaped like a heart – and with two hands clasped together in decorative sleeves at its base – this piece of jewellery may be tiny but it was to prove an enormous find for one lucky metal detector enthusiast. Stan Cooper, 60, unearthed the 2.5cm gold brooch…

Yanks can’t get enough of county’s hoard

Published by Staffordshire Newsletter: Thursday 24th November 2011. “HISTORY buffs in America are “bombarding” a Stafford museum with requests for jewellery inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard.   US interest in the treasure has rocketed since artefacts were put on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC last month, with more than 1,000 paying…