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Treasure found in South West Wales

A 16th century ring and Roman coins found in Pembrokeshire. Credit: Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales

Six finds ranging in date from 800 BC to the 16th century have been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Mr Mark Layton.

Experts from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales say the objects were all discovered by members of the public, and are of high significance as they will allow archaeologists to shine a light on lesser known parts of Wales’ history.

The six finds are:

  • A hoard of three fragmentary Bronze Age socketed axes found in Kidwelly Community, Carmarthenshire
  • A hoard of one hundred and five Roman coins found in Angle Community, Pembrokeshire
  • A fragmentary Viking silver arm ring found in Jeffreyston Community, Pembrokeshire
  • A medieval silver seal matrix found near St Dogmael’s, Pembrokeshire
  • A 16th-century silver decorative gilt ring found in Manorbier Community, Pembrokeshire
  • A post-medieval silver scabbard chape found in Camrose Community, Pembrokeshire
A medieval silver seal and post-medieval silver scabbard. Credit: Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales
Viking arm ring and Bronze Age socketed axes Credit: Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales

All the objects are being acquired by museums, with grant aid from the Saving Treasures; Telling Stories Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.