Coin hoard was buried outside Lanark 700 years ago

Started by gash, August 10, 2016, 09:53:25 pm

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Gazette readers of a certain age who recall the months of confusion following the 1971 changeover to decimal coinage should spare a thought for their ancestors of 700 years ago. For them, it wasn't a relatively simple task of working out that the old tanner was now two-and-a-half new pence or 10 bob was now 50p. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Tails! The coins jangling in pockets or purses here in Clydesdale back around the time of William Wallace would be a baffling mixture of Scots, English, Irish and even Belgian currency.

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