I'm always envious of our friends across the pond, for it seems like every time someone in the U.K. kicks over a stone they uncover a trove of rare coins. While looking for his lost keys this farmer found a group of 14 medieval coins.
When farmer Ifor Edwards dropped his keys in a field he had no idea the search to find them would result in the discovery of buried treasure.
Mr Edwards, 56 and his wife Anna, 40, called in enthusiasts from Wrexham Heritage Society when he lost his keys on land at Oak Farm in Bronington, near Whitchurch.
But as well as finding his keys – which had gone through a lawn mower – the team armed with metal detectors also found 14 mediaeval coins dated from the 14th and 15th centuries.
At an inquest in Ruthin the North East Wales Coroner John Gittins declared the coins – from the reigns of Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI – as treasure.
Mr Edwards said: “It is a once in a lifetime thing.
“It is such a shock, you just can’t quite believe it.
“You realise those coins were there before they ever found America or anything.
“You just can’t believe you’re holding something that is 600 and something years old.
“We only bought the land three years ago and nothing like this has ever been found before.”
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Missing keys hunt unearths treasure trove find
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