Gold and silver treasure discovered in Gloucestershire

Historical jewellery which has lain undetected for centuries has been unearthed across the county. A Bronze Age hoard of gold bracelets from the Forest of Dean, an early medieval gold finger ring dug up in a village south of Gloucestershire, a 350-year-old silver thimble found in the Stroud district, and a post-Medieval silver-gilt spoon will…

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Hoard of silver found in County Durham field

A  metal detecting enthusiast has dug up a bag of silverware which could have been buried for more than 30 years. Candles, candelabras and a silver teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl made up the haul, which was discovered in a field in Summerhouse. The items were found taped up in a black bag, which…

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Historic Wrexham finds declared ‘treasures’

An Anglo-Saxon strap end, Bronze Age axe fragments and coins dating to the English Civil War are among several items declared as treasure by a coroner. An inquest in Wrexham yesterday also heard other finds dug up in North-East Wales included a 16th or 17th century silver hawking ring, a 17th century thimble and a…