Hoard Of Gold Coins Found Inside Antique Broadwood Piano

By Genevieve Gatia on Jan 19, 2017 08:11 AM EST

A real amount of hoard gold treasure was found hidden in a piano. The discovery of this stunning hoard gold was made by the current owners of the upright piano when they have to tune the instrument after receiving it as a gift.

According to Independent, the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme, Peter Reavill said that his team and himself can't say what exactly it is because they were still trying to track down the potential true owners. The current owners quickly reported the discovered treasure and this was kept in the unknown location under lock and key. 

It was said by the experts that the hoard intentionally was hidden inside the piano within the last 110 years, which it was made by Broadwood and Sons of London. Experts are not revealing any further details about the treasure until the potential owners were found.

According to The Mirror, an inquest was opened to determine if the hoard was discovered in the piano before Christmas in South West Shropshire. On Thursday the inquest was open at the Shrewsbury Coroner's Court, which the coroner is finding evidence about the nature of the find.    

However, experts are still tracing the family of whoever put the treasure into the piano, if they were traced they claimed and If not, then the items belong to the state. After the piano was made by Broadwood and Sons of London, the investigation has revealed that it was sold to a music shop or wholesaler in Saffron Walden, Essex.

Meanwhile, because of the hoard was more likely 300 years old to be treasure it might be significantly made of gold or silver. However, it was around !983 the recent history of the piano has been traced where they said it was purchased by a local family in the Saffron Walden Area.

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TagsPeter Reavill, South West Shropshire, Saffron Walden, Broadwood and Sons of London, Shrewsbury Coroner's Court, Hoard Gold Treasure, Brtish Museum Portable Antiquities Scheme

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