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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Court rules coins and ring are treasure trove


VIKING jewellery and 13th century coins found on farmland in two locations in the Isle of Man were declared treasure trove at a coroner’s court hearing on Monday.

A hoard of 66 silver coins was discovered buried in a farmer’s field at Ballasalla, between February and June of last year by metal detectorist John Lewis.

Describing his find as a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, Mr Lewis told the Manx Independent: ‘I’ve found lots of bits and pieces before but nothing like this.

‘There are people doing this for 40 years and don’t get anything like this. I knew I had something but I wasn’t sure what it was at first because it was covered in mud. I had a great time and I’m very happy about it.’

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/court-rules-coins-and-ring-are-treasure-trove-1-4419181

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