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04.03.2021

Tregwynt Hoard

Tregwynt The treasure is from the mid-17th century A treasure of coins found at Tregwynt Mansion near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, Wales, in 1996 The treasure is now in the National Museum of Wales. The treasure consisted of 33 gold coins, 467 silver coins and a gold ring. It was the first English Civil War treasure to be found in Pembrokeshire.

This mansion was where the French invasion was first reported by Colonel Thomas Knox, who was in the dance there on February 23, 1797 Knox, who was assigned to his father William Knox went to a strategic withdrawal at Haverfordwest, which is in the ground. The retreat of the Fishguard fencibles was halted by Lord Cawdor, who persuaded Knox to advance. Fencibles , who were local volunteers saw at most 1200 French prisoners. It is reported that the local population helped to carry out the "last invasion of British soil. BBC reported that there was a local story of guests in the dance hiding their valuables and that when the treasure was discovered was thought to have originally confirmed the story.

The treasure can be dated to the date of the last coin that was included in the hoard, and that dates back to 1647 or 1648. This date refers to the end of the English Civil War, and these issues are the likely reason the hoard was deposited. There have been over 200 hoards since the Civil War. This was the first Civil War hoard found in Pembrokeshire. These items were hidden in the outhouse of the Tregwint Mansion. They were discovered in 1996 as a result of construction work resulting from the construction of a tennis court. As several coins were found, a metal detector searched the ground and Roy Lewis discovered many more coins. A JCB excavator was eventually involved, and in addition to the coins, they also found lead sheeting believed to have covered the treasure, and a ring with a motto inside. The inscription reads, "Better death than a lie of faith."

The treasure was probably hidden at the time Oliver Cromwell came to Pembrokeshire to settle the rebellious local royalists. The value at the time was more than £50, and that would have been four years' wages for the average soldier. The money may have been saved by Llewellyn Harris, who was living in the mansion with his twelve children at the time.

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