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Diver discovers treasures from Plymouth Pier

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A diver has found more than 300 coins and other items from the seabed that lay beneath the iconic Plymouth Pier, which was a Victorian wonder until it was bombarded in the Blitz and subsequently demolished.

Bozena Johnson was first alerted to the treasures laying on and in the sediment by a local swimmer, and she found her first arcade token during a freediving session.

Since then she has found coins from many different countries – including France, China, Spain, India, Africa, Ecuador, Jersey and Ireland – as well as various arcade tokens, medallions and even a Victorian ring.

The 43-year-old treasure hunter has accumulated more than 300 items during her dives off Plymouth Hoe, and intends to pass them on to her family, with the hope they will one day end up in a museum.

Photo credit: Bozena Johnson

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Ian Mansfield
Ian Mansfield
6 months ago

I hope she has declared her finds to Receiver of Wrecks, otherwise it is a crime to keep seabed finds.

Bigger jigger
Bigger jigger
6 months ago
Reply to  Ian Mansfield

😂🤣😂🤣

Grawl
Grawl
6 months ago

Keep them yourself

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Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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