Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Roman ring found in Weston declared treasure

AN ARCHAEOLOGY enthusiast has unearthed a valuable piece of Weston’s ancient past after a Roman ring he discovered near the town was declared treasure trove.

Treasure hunter Andrew Stanley found the antique silver treasure two years ago in a farmer’s field on the southern side of Weston.

And now his find has been confirmed as treasure trove after a coroner’s ruling.

The retired 61-year-old, of Beechmount Close, said he is delighted that his find has been recognised, and also that it could be only the tip of the iceberg as far as the Roman presence in Weston is concerned.

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