Usually a story about unearthing a coin hoard involves ancient Greek or Roman
coins. Here's the story of a more recent hoard of Tudor coins found in England, and now on
display in a local museum. Thanks to The Explorator newsletter for the link. -Editor
A hoard of Tudor coins unearthed in Northumberland
has gone on show after a fundraising campaign to buy them met its target.
In 2003 a jug was found on Lindisfarne but as it was packed earth the 17 coins inside remained
concealed until 2011.
After being declared as treasure, Newcastle's Society of Antiquaries campaigned to keep them
in the region.
With £30,900 raised, they have gone on permanent display at Newcastle's Great North Museum:
The 10 gold and seven silver coins span the reign of six English sovereigns and several European
states with one - a gold scudo of Pope Clement VII, who refused to annul the marriage of Henry VIII
to Catherine of Aragon in the 1520s - thought to be worth about £30,000 alone.
The oldest coin is a silver groat of King Henry VI, minted in the late 1420s or early 1430s, and
the latest is a silver sixpence from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, minted in London in 1562.
They are on show alongside a number of silver coins found at the same site in the 1960s.
To read the complete article, see:
Rare Tudor coins in Great North Museum:
Hancock display (www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-29836302)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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