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Thursday, 12 April 2012
South Pembs field finds declared treasure
Three objects found in the fields of south Pembrokeshire have been declared treasure.
A 17th century gold posy ring was the first treasure inquest heard by the county’s deputy coroner, Gareth Lewis. The ring was found in a ploughed field by metal detecting enthusiast Philip Jenkins.
The plain band, weighing two grammes, was composed of 91.6% gold and 5.2% silver and it was inscribed with the words: ‘I choose not to change’.
It was formally declared treasure by the deputy coroner who considered a report by Dr Redknapp of the National Museum of Wales. The ring fulfilled the two criteria for treasure: it was more than 300 years old and was made up of at least 10% gold or silver.