TREASURE found in fields across the district recently could soon be on public display.

A gold ring dating from just after the Medieval period that was found in Chigwell in October last year was among the items declared treasure at a coroner’s inquest on Friday (October 14), meaning it is available for museums to buy.

The finds mentioned at the hearing also included a silver gilt dress fitting and a silver gilt pin head from the same era, found near Epping, and a Medieval silver gilt pin and a later silver gilt hook found near Ongar.

Tony O’Connor, the director of the Epping Forest District Museum in Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, said: “I think it’s interesting to see the range of finds being made by metal detectorists across the district.

“There’s a nice group of finds from the Tudor period, the 16th and 17th centuries, and they add very much to the picture of everyday life for people in this area.”

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