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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Silver bead is 'treasure of the crown'

PROSPECTING pensioners have discovered a large 16th Century silver bead which has been officially classed as treasure of the Crown.

South and east Cumbria coroner Ian Smith revealed husband-and-wife team Tony and Alison Phillips (below) found the trinket while metal detecting in a field at Crosthwaite.

The pair have spoken of their dismay at having to part with their rare find after it was handed to the British Museum.


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