A hoard of more than 300 medieval silver coins unearthed in a Maryport garden has been declared as treasure.
The find was uncovered in the foundations of an old wall by workers using a digger at the property in Ellenborough.
The bulk of them are silver pennies from England of a type introduced by Edward I in the national recoinage of 1279, a series that runs through to Edward III’s reign.
Most of the English coins are pennies, although there are a number of halfpennies and farthings. There are also coins from Ireland, from the Berwick mint and coins of King Alexander of Scotland.
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