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Article | Wakefield Museum may bid for treasure trove find

Published by Yorkshire Evening Post, Wednesday 5th December 2012

A medieval silver brooch has become the latest historic treasure to be unearthed in Wakefield district.

 A treasure trove inquest at Wakefield Coroner’s Court heard how the brooch was found by a Castleford man who had been metal detecting on farmland in North Elmsall in September last year.

Recognising it as a significant find, the metal detectorist reported it to the local Portable Antiquities Service, which has since been liaising with the British Museum.

West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff said: “According to a museum expert, the find dated back to the 13th and 14th century from anywhere between 1200 and 1400 AD.”

Wakefield Museum chiefs are interested in buying the brooch, which is being kept by the British Museum ahead of valuation.

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