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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 3, January 18, 2009, Article 22

LARGE HOARD OF GOLD STATERS UNCOVERED IN SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

Arthur Shippee and Philip Mernick each forwarded this article. Philip writes:
This report is very interesting in itself but there is a thought provoking comment near the end "We don't know how much they will be worth but it will be less than they were at the time". I wonder how often this is the case with coin hoards?
Gold Staters Suffolk The 824 so-called staters were found in a broken pottery jar buried in a field near Wickham Market using a metal detector.

Jude Plouviez, of the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, said the coins dated from 40BC to AD15.

They are thought to have been minted by predecessors of the Iceni Queen Boudicca.

Ms Plouviez said their value when in circulation had been estimated at a modern equivalent of between 500,000 and 1m, but they were likely to be worth less than that now.

To read the complete article, see: Huge Iron Age haul of coins found (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/suffolk/7835228.stm)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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