Iron Age gold ring and medieval silver brooch with two flag-bearing centaurs discovered by metal detectors in Shropshire are declared as & # 39; treasure & # 39; in first survey about video link
- The items were found by detectorists Mark Lambert and Christopher Mussell
- The brooch – with two centaurs – dates from 1200–1300 AD
- From 400-200 BC is the ring in the meantime but the sixth of its kind from the United Kingdom
- Following the inquiry on April 21, Shropshire Museums hopes to get both
An iron ring and a medieval brooch that were discovered by metal detectorists in Shropshire are & # 39; treasure & # 39; designated by a crown maker.
In what is perhaps the first set of surveys of the country to be held via video conferences by & # 39; attacker, John Ellery, both made statements on April 21, 2020.
Under the Treasure Act 1996, objects defined as treasure must be offered for sale to a museum at a price set by an independent board of experts.
Shropshire Museums aims to get both items to display them for the public to enjoy.
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An Iron Age ring and a medieval brooch (pictured) that were not discovered by metal detectorists in Shropshire are & # 39; treasure & # 39; designated by a coroner
Metal detector Mark Lambert found the silver gilt brooch – which has two cut centaurs – outside the town of Bridgnorth and is dated to around 1200-1300 AD.
Experts believe the brooch could once have a pin loop around & # 39; one arm & waist of one & # 39; e two centaurs, – as an alternative could be sewn directly onto a garment.
& # 39; The brooch has hardly any wear and looks almost as good as the day they were lost 800 years ago, & # 39; told Shropshire Finds Liaison Officer Peter Reavill to the BBC.
The ring was discovered in Frodesley, south of Shropshire, by metal detectorist Christopher Mussell.
Only the sixth of its kind to be found in the United Kingdom, the ring dates back to between 400-200 BC.
It bears resemblance to rings found in greater numbers in Switzerland.
Given this, it is possible that the ring was either imported from the continent or made as a local copy, said experts from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which records findings made by members of the public.
The ring was discovered in Frodesley, south of Shropshire, by metal detectorist Christopher Mussell. Only the sixth of its kind to be found in the United Kingdom, the ring dates back to between 400-200 BC.
& # 39; The brooch hardly bears wearing and looks almost as good as the day they were lost 800 years ago, & # 39; told Shropshire Finds Liaison Officer Peter Reavill to the BBC
Iron Age finds made of precious metals are & # 39; extremely rare & # 39; in the United Kingdom, Mr Reavill told & # 39; a BBC.
& # 39; We know that the province has amazingly rich prehistoric and specifically Iron Age archeology with several important hill forts, & # 39; he added.
& # 39; What we don't have is a great understanding of where & # 39; these people lived, traded and farmed. & # 39;
& # 39; This smallest personal object throws a light ray on the individual who once wore it. & # 39;
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