Henry VIII sovereign found by Kempston metal detector

Started by gash, May 13, 2017, 11:25:43 am

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Keith White began 'detecting' almost a year ago after being inspired by TV series 'The Detectorists'.

Experts say that the sovereign could have been in the Bedfordshire field, where it was found by Keith, for more than 450 years.
Keith hopes to work with the Kempston History Society and would like to search the area on behalf of Kempston Town Council to see what else can be found.

He feels if he was doing it on behalf of the council, he would have a better response from landowners allowing him to search.
Keith said: "Metal detecting is not really about 'treasure hunting' as some people call it, it's really about finding interesting items of history and rescuing them from the soil beneath our feet.

"It's amazing to think that this sovereign penny was just five inches down in a Bedfordshire field after more than 450 years.

Read more : http://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/henry-viii-sovereign-found-by-kempston-metal-detector-1-7826884
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