A medieval brooch discovered on farmland has been declared as treasure. West Dorset coroner Michael Johnston opened a treasure inquest into the finding of the silver brooch at Dorset County Hall in Dorchester.
The inquest heard how David Cobb of Bournemouth found the brooch, which dates to between the 14th and 15th centuries. Mr Cobb made the discovery last May 12 while metal detecting on land near Blandford. It measures 17.34mm by 17.31mm.
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