Bronze Age Stash Found in Surrey
A treasure hoard dating back to the late Bronze Age has been unearthed in Mickleham.
The ancient stash, which includes two axe heads and the end of a sword scabbard, was discovered at Norbury Park on December 9 2003, but only came to light at an inquest last week.
The find, which was made by metal detectionist, Martin Hay, from Horley, was uncovered on land belonging to Surrey County Council.
At the inquest opened by Surrey coroner Michael Burgess in Woking last Thursday, the court heard how the treasures were submitted to Surrey finds liaison officer, David Williams, who took them to the British Museum.
Mr Burgess explained: "This was a small hoard of three complete bronze objects."
He went on to determine that the prehistoric artefacts of "agricultural origin" were found approximately 400 metres from the west bank of the River Mole.
Posted by Jane
6th May 2004ce
Edited 17th February 2006ce