Cornwall mud finds are declared treasure

Items found in Cornish mud will be shown to the public after being declared treasure.

The items include a silver Tudor dress hook, a solid silver bodkin – a type of hairpin, made in 1657 – and an inscribed gold ring.

They were found by metal detectorists who are required by law to report valuable finds.

They will be on show in the Hands on History Hub exhibition from 12 March at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

Cornwall mud finds are declared treasure

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Tudor dress hook offered to Nantwich Museum

A Tudor cast silver-gilt dress hook has been offered to Nantwich Museum.

The item was found by a metal detector fan at Baddiley, just a few miles from Nantwich.

The brooch was declared treasure when it was found and has been offered to Nantwich as the nearest accredited museum to the find site.

The dress hook, which measures 30mm, weighs 7.9g and contains more than 10% precious metal, is regarded as an excellent example of its type.

Tudor dress hook offered to Nantwich Museum

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