Men digging in Acomb garden find ancient gold treasure

Started by gash, March 06, 2017, 11:42:58 am

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A Father and son came across buried treasure - while digging a hole in their Acomb garden to install a new fence post.
An inquest heard the pair found jewellery including fragments of a brooch, decorated with filigree gold foils and garnets, which were thought to have been buried with a 'high-status' Anglo Saxon woman in the 7th century.
Now the jewellery may be bought by York Museums Trust to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum - if the price is right.

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