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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Coin haul worth thousands dug up in Corringham

TWO friends who uncovered a huge haul of 14th century coins worth up to £50,000 in a farmer’s field in Corringham have promised to split their jackpot find.

Brian Smyth, 65, from Rayleigh, and Nick Rowntree, 57, from Rochford, have been metal detecting for a combined half a century but declared their most recent find as their biggest ever on Friday.

The pair discovered the medieval ‘piggy bank’ containing almost the whole range of English currency circulating in the late 1400’s, including a substantial number of large gold and silver coins, whilst out on their weekly Sunday morning treasure hunt.

http://www.theenquirer.co.uk/read.aspx?id=5738

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