Anglo-Saxon coin find near York is 'jaw dropping'

Started by gash, August 18, 2016, 10:08:39 pm

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A rare coin found in York by a man who took up metal detecting a week before has been described as "jaw dropping".

Experts at Yorkshire Museum said the coin was 1,400 years old and is one of only 19 ever found.

The Anglo-Saxon gold shilling was one of the first coins minted in York and is believed to be worth between £5,000 and £7,000.

It was found at Fulford, near York, by Ian Greig who had only bought a metal detector a week previously.

Mr Greig said he was initially unaware of its importance.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-37118242
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