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Middle Bronze Age torc among items found in Norfolk declared Treasure

PUBLISHED: 17:30 31 January 2018

A gold Middle Bronze Age torc found at Great Dunham has been declared Treasure at an inquest at Norfolk Coroner's Court.
Photo: supplied by Norfolk Coroner's Court

A gold Middle Bronze Age torc found at Great Dunham has been declared Treasure at an inquest at Norfolk Coroner's Court. Photo: supplied by Norfolk Coroner's Court

supplied by Norfolk Coroner's Court

A Middle Bronze Age torc and two collections of historic coins found in Norfolk have been declared Treasure.

A hoard of six silver silique found at Hevingham has been declared Treasure at an inquest at Norfolk Coroner's Court.
Photo: supplied by Norfolk Coroner's Court A hoard of six silver silique found at Hevingham has been declared Treasure at an inquest at Norfolk Coroner's Court. Photo: supplied by Norfolk Coroner's Court

At Norfolk Coroner’s Court today, assistant coroner Johanna Thompson said a hoard of six silver silique (meaning Roman silver coins) were found by a metal detector in August and September 2017 at Hevingham. They are believed to be linked to a previous find in late 2011 and spring 2012 of a dispersed hoard from the early fifth century. In a separate treasure inquest, Ms Thompson said a gold Middle Bronze Age torc was found when some digging work was taking place in Great Dunham in May last year, and that a British Museum report said the torc dated from about 1300 to 1100 BC.

The final treasure inquest heard that four silver sceattas (a type of Anglo-Saxon coin) were found by a metal detector at Aldborough and were linked to a large early eighth century hoard that had previously been discovered. In all three inquests Ms Thompson declared the items to be Treasure.

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