Treasure finds donated to museum

The Treasure Registrars announced this week that two treasure finds had been donated to their local museum.

Medieval silver ring

PAS record NMS-2ED322. Photo: CC By SA2.0

This impressive medieval silver finger ring was found on 24 January 2020 in Breckland, Norfolk and recorded at the PAS as NMS-2ED322. It is thought to be dated to the second half of the twelfth century.

It has been donated to Norwich Castle museum by the finder Robert Green and the landowner Niels de la Cour. The Treasure Registrars thanked them for their generosity.

Silver pendant set with jet

This silver pendant was found on 10 March 2020 in Breckland, Norfolk and recorded at the PAS as NMS-C8363C.

PAS record NMS-C8363C. Photo CC By SA2.0

It is probably a pilgrim’s souvenir and is intended to depict a shell with the figure of St James the Great superimposed. Given the good sources of jet near to the shrine of St James at Satiago de Compostela it is likely that the pendant was made in Spain.

It is thought to date to the 16th century.

It has has been acquired by Norwich Castle museum after the finder, George Eugene Kilner, and the landowner waived a reward. The Treasure Registrars described that as “A lovely gesture!

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