North-east schoolboy finds ancient coin at Castle Fraser dig

Started by gash, October 28, 2017, 12:57:38 pm

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A coin dating back to the construction of a historic North-east castle has been discovered.

The 16th-century find was unearthed at Castle Fraser, near Inverurie, by a nine-year-old taking part in an archaeological dig, run by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

The Elizabeth I sixpence dates to 1572 and it is the first artefact from that time backing up when construction started on the five-storey Z-plan castle

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