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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Controversy in Surrey over Roman brooch discovery

A ROMAN brooch unearthed by a member of a Reigate-based metal detecting club has become shrouded in mystery.

The large ornate brooch was dug out of the ground by Alison Harrison, of Epsom, and caused much excitement among fellow detectorists at a huge rally held in Oxfordshire in September and was hailed as one of the event’s best finds.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Warwickshire archaeologists find Roman coffin in Witherley field, Leicestershire

A Warwickshire archaeology team has started the process of examining a suspected child coffin found in a field in the Leicestershire village of Witherley.

Metal detectorist, Chris Wright, pinpointed the coffin and immediately called in Leicestershire Country Council.

Senior planning archaeologist, Teresa Hawtin, approached Archaeology Warwickshire on behalf of Mr Wright, as specialist archaeological procedures were required.

She was able to advise Mr Wright that the coffin could not be moved without Ministry of Justice approval.

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