Jersey Coin Hoard: Rare purse found with coins

Started by gash, April 15, 2016, 07:40:00 pm

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A rare purse has been found in the middle of one of the world's largest hoards of celtic coins.
The Jersey hoard was found in a field by metal detectorists Richard Miles and Reg Meade in 2012.
The leather purse is about the size of an average palm and is described as an important find by senior conservator Neil Mahrer.
He said they have so far removed some 40,000 coins and this was the first bag they had come across.
Mr Mahrer said: "It is made of leather, it looks like it is either made of one sheet or bootlace strands.
"It is about 8cm across and 4cm deep. It is joined at one side to two rings that could have been for fixing it to a belt."

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