Monday, February 06, 2012

Medieval coins found in Cumbrian garden declared as 'treasure'

A hoard of more than 300 medieval silver coins unearthed in a Maryport garden has been declared as treasure.

The find was uncovered in the foundations of an old wall by workers using a digger at the property in Ellenborough.

The bulk of them are silver pennies from England of a type introduced by Edward I in the national recoinage of 1279, a series that runs through to Edward III’s reign.

Most of the English coins are pennies, although there are a number of halfpennies and farthings. There are also coins from Ireland, from the Berwick mint and coins of King Alexander of Scotland.

Click here to read this article from The News and Star