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Tony Williams, Coroner for Somerset, will hold an inquest on Thursday 22nd July on one of the largest Roman coin hoards ever found in Britain, the Portable Antiquities Scheme funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archive Council and Somerset County Council has reported.
Dave Crisp reported the find to his local Finds Liaison Officer. Initially Mr Crisp found 21 coins, but when he came across a pot filled with more he knew he needed archaeological help to excavate them.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
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A ring found in Lincolnshire, which was disclaimed by the Museum, is finding its way to the auction rooms in July.
Mediaeval gold ring, external diameter 22.3mm. internal diameter 18.8mm., with four oval bezels of 6.0mm. - 6.4mm. and thickness of 1.imm., weight 5.02g. and dated to c.1400 to c.1500 and has a Tresure ref. no. 2009 T483. disclaimed. The four oval bezels are engraved with the images of saints, these being St. Christoper and three female saints, one possibly St. Catherine [holding a sword] one possibly St. Margaret or St. Helena [holding a cross] and one holding possibly a palm or flower and is unidentified the engraving has traces of white enamel within the depth of design, found Lincolnshire, 2009, a rare item in nice condition.
Guide Price £3500 - 4000
Estimate £ 6,000-8,000
Found near Deal Kent, 2010. Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, EMC 2010.0147.
It makes you wonder, its called "green waste" producing images of some nice homemade compost, in fact its just the opposite. No wonder that farmers are having to be paid to have it put on their land. I know I have to pay for compost??? However I'd expect to be paid if somebody wanted to dump the contents of those "for incineration only" yellow buckets and out of date drugs in my garden...................................
'................have spoken to the TV people and put what has happened on a couple of our digs to them, unfortunately they then wanted to speak to the farmer where we had the problem but the farmer didnt want to speak to them so we are kinda stuck. I think it would make for a very good programme but unfortunately we cant force the farmer to go on camera if he doesnt want to.