Artifacts spanning 23 centuries declared treasure in Norwich, England

A recent inquest in Norwich, England has resulted in a number of artifacts, dating from 800 BCE through the 15th century CE, being declared treasure. The six groups of treasures were all discovered by metal detector enthusiasts. (photo)

The artifacts included Bronze age axes, a 13th century silver brooch featuring intertwined snakes, a 15th century silver hooked strap end, a medieval silver-gilt dress fitting cast in the form of a bird, and an early medieval silver ingot.