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Offer 'more than generous' - Downie

The reward being offered to a Peel man who found a hoard of Viking coins more than five years ago is 'very fair'.

That's according to Treasury member Alex Downie who will put a motion to Tynwald next week calling for £275,000 to be paid to Peel Man Andy Whewell.

He made the discovery in Glenfaba in March 2003 using a metal detector.

Mr Whewell says he will share the money he receives with the landowner, but claims the sum being offered falls short of the hoard's true worth.

Mr Downie (pictured) maintains it's more than generous:

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