St Ives museum asks detectorists to donate Roman and Tudor finds

A museum has appealed to two metal detector wielding treasure hunters to donate their amazing findings to their collection.

The Norris Museum in St Ives, which tells the story of Huntingdonshire through the centuries, has expressed its interest in exhibiting a Tudor silver gilt pin and Roman silver finger ring – both found in the fields of Somersham.

Senior coroner for South and West Cambridgeshire, David Scott Morris, presided over the two treasure trove hearings in Huntingdon yesterday, in which he heard about the finds and declared both items as British treasure.

St Ives museum asks detectorists to donate Roman and Tudor finds

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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