14th century purse with five gold coins found!

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  1. Roman Collector

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    The Daily Mail writes:

    The discovery was made in October 2018, when Mrs Castle found a broken coin on the surface of the ground.

    Another signal beside it in the soil revealed a Medieval brass purse bar at eight inches down.

    When Mr Castle came over to help he immediately found a gold coin, and over the next two hours the couple found four more gold coins in an area of five metres.

    The coins from the reign of King Edward III are 1.3in (3.4cm) in diameter and show the Plantagenet monarch in a ship holding a sword and shield on one side and the royal cross on the other.​

    The coins are to be sold by Noonans.


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  3. Kentucky

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  4. Ryro

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    How much do you think could I get that one for?
  5. spirityoda

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    Wow amazing find for sure. Will @panzerman buy these ? lol I hope so.:greedy::cool::)
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  6. runninghorse1

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    Whew! This sure blew me away.... what could "break" a gold coin? Great photos, interesting post, thank you for sharing!
  7. daveydempsey

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    The broken coin is a plated contemporary forgery, it probably got damaged due to ploughing over the centuries
  8. Jim Dale

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    I don't know how many of you have read Louis L'Amour's book about the Sacketts. It seems that Barnabas Sackett was walking through the woods and was digging around a tree and found a purse with 5 gold coins. Supposedly, King John had been carrying the royal gems in that area and they were lost. When someone found that Baranabas Sackett had found the coins, he was ordered to turn them over to the royalty. He tried to tell them that the coins could not be from the King John royal purse. He was eventually wanted for "stealing" the coins, so he ended up going to the Americas for freedom.
    My belief is that there are billions, if not trillions of coins and other items that have yet to be found. Coins and other jewelry have been made for over a thousand years. The Roman army was all over the "old" world as well as other armies and people.
    Every time something of value is found, governments get involved in the disposition of the "loot". I have said this before, but I believe the archeologists are the ones that want to claim items found. Once they identify the items, they are stuck in some drawer in storage, not to be seen until someone "accidentally" finds out about them.
    If I found a hoard, I would tell no one, including family members (other than my wife, if you trust her/him.)
    I like to hear about the finds of hoards of coins, but it seems everyone wants a piece of the finds.
    Since the coins were found in 2018, has there been any further information about them?
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