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Coins and rings declared as treasure by coroner in Cardiff

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Image caption One of the artefacts found by a metal detector that have been declared as treasure

Gold coins and rings found by metal detectors are among eight items declared as treasure by the coroner in Cardiff.

Among the finds was a medieval hoard of 17 coins discovered by Roland Mumford in December 2012, while metal detecting on farm land in Wenvoe in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The oldest coin is a penny of Edward I from the 1290s.

Another series of bronze artefacts is thought to be late Bronze Age.

The hoard of coins consisted of five gold and 12 silver coins and included a half-noble, four quarter-nobles of Edward III (1327-77) and, principally, groats (4d pieces) of Edward III.

The collection is thought to date to around 1365-1370.

The hoard of two bronze artefacts was identified as a complete socketed axe of ribbed Croxton type and a fragment of a socketed axe of ribbed South Wales type.

They were discovered in Llancarfany, in the Vale of Glamorgan, by David Harrison.

The artefacts were found together in October 2013 while Mr Harrison was metal detecting on farm land.

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Image caption One of the silver rings that have been declared as treasure

Finds declared treasure

  • A fifteenth - or early sixteenth - century silver signet ring found by Michael Gerry on 31 August 2013 in Sully
  • A sixteenth century gold ring inscribed with the text Such is my love, was found by Mr David Hughes on 19 April 2013 on land at Llantwit Major
  • Fragments of a silver devotional ring found by Mark Lambert in April 2013 on land at St Athan. The artefact is fifteenth or early sixteenth century
  • Fragments of a silver badge in the form of a cockerel, bearing the motto Si deus nobiscum (If God is with us) were found by Mark Newbury in September 2012 at Pentyrch
  • A seventeenth-century silver dress pin was found by Robert Lock and Joseph Cartwright in August 2011 on land at St Athan

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