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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Coins and badge among treasure

Coins and an artefact found by metal detectorists in the Horncastle area of Lincolnshire have been declared as treasure.

Assistant deputy coroner Paul Smith declared a hoard of roman coins and a late medieval badge as treasure at an inquest in Spilsby. The small hoard of five roman coins were found by Adam Staples, of Derbyshire, who was metal detecting in the area with the land owners permission. He has found similar coins in Lincolnshire in previous years.

The late medieval silver gilt badge was found by Lisa Grace from Derbyshire.
The broken pin badge depicts a male boar. It contains more than 10 percent precious metal and therefore falls under 'treasure' under the Treasure Act.

The treasure inquests heard the Collection Museum at Lincoln were interested in acquiring both the finds.

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