Skip to comments.Ancient coin worth a pretty penny
Posted on 03/21/2005 11:34:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv
American collector Allan Davisson purchased the coin, which was found by an amateur searcher using a metal detector near the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, north of London, in 2001. It is the only known coin to bear the name of King Coenwulf of Mercia, who ruled a region of southern England from 796 to 821.
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"Below are some pictures of fake Bulgarian 'uncleaned Roman' coins which were found end of 2003, early 2004 in batches of uncleaned coins sold by dealers all over the world."
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The Sedgeford Hoard
Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP)
"A hoard of gold staters inside a cows leg bone has been found in the last week of SHARPs 2003 summer season. The discovery was made by Kevin Woodward, an RAF technician and regular SHARP volunteer, who was metal-detecting in the waterlogged area of the Boneyard-Reeddam excavation prior to shutting down the site. As well as the cow bone, eleven other dispersed staters were found nearby to add to the eight recovered since 1996. The cow bone itself was X-rayed and found to contain 20 more staters. Presumably all 39 coins had originally been hidden in the shaft of the bone, but later ditches and grave-cuts had smashed the bone and dispersed part of the hoard."
UK: While digging in backyard man unearths hoard of 20,000 Roman coins.
BBC On-Line | Thursday, 11 March, 2004 | staff writer
Posted on 03/11/2004 9:12:07 AM PST by yankeedame
Roman treasure found in pond dig:
A man unearthed a priceless hoard of 20,000 Roman coins...
BBC News | 3.11.04
Posted on 03/11/2004 6:24:10 PM PST by ambrose
Rare coin find stuns historians
Ananova | 2004 | editors
Posted on 07/19/2004 11:51:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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