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Trinket discovered in South Shropshire declared treasure

By Aimee Jones | Cleobury Mortimer | News | Published:

A medieval silver strap-end found in south Shropshire has been declared as treasure.

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The trinket was discovered by a metal detectorist in Cleobury Mortimer on August 26 last year.

Senior coroner John Ellery declared the item treasure at an inquest at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, yesterday.

He said the strap-end, which dates back to AD 750 to 1000, qualified as treasure because it was more than 10 per cent sliver.

Shropshire Museum has expressed an interest in acquiring it to put on display.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones
@aimeejones_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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