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.