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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 10, March 6, 2011, Article 26

SHROPSHIRE MEDIEVAL COIN FIND DECLARED TREASURE

Dick Johnson forwarded this article about a medieval coin hoard. Thanks. -Editor

Oswestry hoard coin

Three hoards of medieval coins found in Shropshire have been declared as treasure by a coroner.

The coins dating from the 13th to 17th centuries were discovered in Baschurch and near Oswestry.

Mr John Ellery, coroner for north and mid Shropshire, declared all three finds as treasure trove at inquests in Wem yesterday.

The finds could now go on display at Rowley's House Museum in Shrewsbury and Powysland Museum.

Mr Ellery heard the Baschurch discoveries of 35 medieval pennies were probably linked to a bigger hoard of 190 coins discovered at the same site in the village in 2007 and declared as treasure in 2009.

In his report for the coroner, Dr Barrie Cook, curator of medieval and early modern coinage at the British Museum, said: "That the find-spot of the hoard is so close to Shrewsbury itself, might suggest that this portion might well have remained in the possession of one original owner."

The inquest heard the coins probably date back to the mid to late-1260s and may go on display at Rowley's House Museum.

To read the complete article, see: Shropshire medieval coin finds declared treasure trove (www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/03/01/
shropshire-medieval-coin-finds-declared-treasure-trove/)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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