Medieval art found by a metal detector

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Medieval art found by a metal detector

A PIECE of medieval art found by a metal detector in the Ribble Valley is to take its place amongst the relics of saints and martyrs.

The scrap of twisted silver was found by Paul King, an aspiring archaeologist. And the ‘unique and exciting’ object has earned its place in the Medieval Life case at the Museum of Lancashire.

He said: “I soon as I dug it out with the trowl I knew it was special. And when I cleaned off the soil this amazing face appeared.

“It is extraordinary and moving to think how much history is locked up in this little piece of metal.”

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