Huntingdon finds declared treasure

Two museums are set to benefit from ancient treasure unearthed by metal detector users at sites near Huntingdon.

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge wants to acquire a hoard of 140 rare Roman coins dating back to the third century and the Norris Museum in St Ives, has expressed an interest in a medieval silver-gilt ring.

Assistant coroner Belinda Cheney declared both finds to be treasure at an inquest in Huntingdon.

The finds were made by metal detector users hunting on farmland in Huntingdonshire with the landowner’s permission.

Huntingdon finds declared treasure

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