Another Medieval Silver Coin

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  • cofty

    I got out detecting for an hour this evening. The field just two minutes from my house has been harrowed but not seeded which makes it perfect for me. Hopefully it will stay that way until it is seeded in the spring.

    I found this silver penny. It is from the reign of Edward I (Hammer of the Scots) and dates from 1305/1306.

    The inscription on the obverse reads "EDWA R ANGL DNS HYB" which is an abbreviation of EDWARDVS REX ANGLIE DOMINVS HYBERNIE (Edward, King of England, Lord of Ireland). The reverse reads "CIVITAS LONDON" indicating where it was minted.

    If you are reading this you are one of the first people to see this coin in over 700 years. That makes my total 5 silver this season so far.

  • LoisLane looking for Superman
    LoisLane looking for Superman

    How exciting! Thrilling actually.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Lostandfound

    Stunning! Just amazing what lies beneath! Thanks fir pics.

  • Simon
    That makes my total 5 silver this season so far.

    You've found so many I'm suspicious ... and I think I know how you're doing it. It's obviously a con, you are not "finding" these at all. I think you have built a time machine and are popping back to a local market, selling stuff you've bought from the local Tesco and bringing the money back! LOL

    Seriously, there is something definitely cool about finding something so old, so small, that's been so lost for so long but a piece of the mosaic that helps to paint us a picture of the past.

  • Iown Mylife
    Iown Mylife

    a TIME MACHINE - i want one!

    Thank you so much for posting the photo, i enjoy seeing these finds of yours!

  • cofty

    Imagine if you could pop back in time and bring back a few artefacts!

  • Defianttruth

    I love walking over freshly harrowed fields looking for arrow heads here in the colonies.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    cofty: One day we will read about 10-million in buried coins.

  • paladin1

    I enjoy seeing rare old coins. They are valuable.

  • LV101

    Amazing -- that's some field/area for your silver discoveries -- I wonder what it's worth.

    Thanks for sharing.

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