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Durham group unearth 13th Century silver coins

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Durham group unearth 13th Century silver coins

Post by Rowan » Thu April 12th, 2012, 12:51 pm

A HOARD of silver coins which date back to the 13th Century has been unearthed by a group of treasure hunters.

The 22 King Edward I pennies were discovered by members of the Durham-based metal detector enthusiast group, Amber’s Digs, on Good Friday.

The valuable finds, all discovered within metres of each other on farmland at Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, are believed to be part of a lost or stolen purse.
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