Medieval treasure dug up in Devon is first of its kind to be found

Started by gash, May 24, 2017, 10:51:01 pm

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A piece of treasure from the early medieval period, which was discovered using a metal detector, is unlike any artefact previously found, an inquest has heard.

The gilded silver object with a gold and blue glass setting was found on farmland in Wembury, in South Devon, on May 3 last year. Because it has no direct parallels, 'the precise identity and function of this artefact is unknown', an inquest in Torquay heard on Tuesday. It is believed to be dated between the sixth and 11th century.

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