Treasure trove inquest to consider Saxon jewels
PUBLISHED: 17:40 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:53 27 November 2018
Gold-mounted Saxon jewels and pieces of a sword found in Norfolk will be considered at potential treasure inquests, a coroner’s court heard.
An early Saxon gold pyramidal mount set with garnets was found on September 9, 2018 in Alby with Thwaite, with a metal detector.
Five fragments of a metal sword pommel were found at Wicklewood. These were also found with a metal detector on September 9, 2018.
At two inquest openings held at Norfolk coroner’s court, on Monday, November 26, senior coroner for Norfolk Jacqueline Lake adjourned both the cases to a treasure trove inquest to be held on December 11.
Anyone who finds a gold or silver object, or a number of coins, which are more than 300 years old, is required by law to report the find under the Treasure Act 1996.