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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 39, September 27, 2009, Article 25

RARE CENTS OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR UNCOVERED

Arthur Shippee forwarded this item from this week's Explorator newsletter. It was also recommended by Dick Johnson. -Editor

Norman coin find Four silver coins dating from Norman England have been found in Gloucestershire.

It is believed they were minted in Gloucester in 1073-1076 and represent an unrecorded type of penny.

Archaeologist Kurt Adams said the coins, which are just 0.8mm thick and about the size of a 10p piece, were incredibility rare.

Reports of the coins are already exciting collectors because of their rarity, Mr Adams said.

"Coins dating to the age of William I [William the Conqueror] are very rare finds, but these are unique," Mr Adams said.

To read the complete article, see: Rare coins find excites experts (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/8274509.stm)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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