Portion of Anglo-Saxon hoard set for display: Coin World Buzz
- Published: Aug 24, 2015, 7 AM
1. Portion of Anglo-Saxon coin hoard is ready for display
The coins set for display are a small portion of the 5,251-piece hoard of 10th and 11th century coins unearthed last December and valued at £1.3 million, a find that is considered one of the biggest in the last 200 years in the UK. Paul Coleman, a 59-year-old member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club, was the lucky explorer who came across the hoard as he was scouring a large field just north of Buckinghamshire.
The coins, which depict the heads of past kings, are said to be from 40 different mint facilities around England.
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