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Monday, 19 March 2012


MORE treasure has been found in Furness, in the form of a gold ring from the Bronze Age.
The find, believed to have been made by a local man within the past six months, was declared as treasure at an inquest on Friday.
Mr Ian Smith, coroner for South and East Cumbria, acted on advice from the British Museum.
Having studied the ring, museum experts reported it was made of rolled-up gold sheet and dated back to between 1300BC and 1100BC.
Mr Smith said: “In their view, because of it’s precious metal content, and its age, it amounts to treasure. I accept that view.”
The coroner could not say where in Furness the ring was found, as it could lead to copy-cat treasure-hunters scouring the spot.
The find will now go before the British Museum’s valuation committee, before a new home is found for it.

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