Bronze Age copper ingots declared ‘treasure’

Bronze Age copper ingots found by a metal detector at Paignton have been officially declared treasure trove.

Archaeologists say the 3,000-year-old ingots are an ‘exciting’ find and Torquay Museum hopes to be able to acquire the heavy lumps of copper, which look like green rocks.

The official treasure trove inquiry by South Devon coroner Ian Arrow heard how Alan Miller, of Paignton, was metal detecting with the farmer’s permission in fields when he found the ingots.

The Herald Express has been asked not to publicise the exact site to protect it from treasure hunters.

Paignton Bronze Age copper ingots declared ‘treasure’

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