Stephen Pradier forwarded this item about the sale by Spink of coins from the Eboracum Hoard. Thanks. -Editor
Viking penny with the Christian Cross and Thor’s hammer
TWO treasure hunters are due for a £100,000 windfall today when a unique auction of Viking and Saxon coins they found in a muddy field
Metal detectorists John Jackson and Mike Rickatson unearthed 65 coins in two batches in the field in Ryedale, North Yorkshire in
They were declared treasure and offered to the British Museum and the York Museum.
Both declined, saying the coins were overvalued and the museums had similar items in their collections.
King Aethelstan penny
The coins named the Eboracum Hoard – the Roman name for York – were returned to the men who are selling them at Spink, in London.
They offer an insight into the 10th century power struggle in Northumbria.
The Viking coins date to the 920s.
The Anglo-Saxon coins mark King Aethelstan’s victory over the Vikings in 927.
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hunters discover 65 rare coins in muddy field expected to sell for £100,000
Wayne Homren, Editor
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