‘Very rare’ Saxon coins found by detectorist

Started by gash, April 12, 2018, 11:24:53 am

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Two coins found on farmland are "very rare" survivors from a Saxon mint, a treasure inquest has heard.

The coins were found by a metal detectorist in adjacent fields at Southoe in Cambridgeshire.

Both were cast from the same die at a mint at Huntingdon for Aethelred the Unready between 997 and 1003 AD.

Only one other coin from this mint has been recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, the Coroners' Court in Huntingdon was told

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