Rare Roman rings found in Keighley by metal detectorists declared treasure

Started by gash, January 29, 2017, 06:16:33 pm

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TWO Roman intaglio rings uncovered locally last year by metal detector enthusiasts have been declared treasure trove.

Riddlesden man Stephen Auker and colleague Mark Shepherdson found the rare 1st/2nd-century Roman silver rings during a search of pastureland in the district.

Now the pieces are set to be bought by a museum.

Mr Auker received news of the treasure trove declaration in a letter from North Yorkshire senior coroner, Rob Turnbull.

"I was thrilled," said Mr Auker.

"A museum has expressed an interest in the item, together with the ring found by Mark.

Full story :  http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15055993.Rare_Roman_rings_found_in_Keighley_district_by_metal_detectorists_are_declared_treasure_trove/#
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