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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Coins from 1600s declared treasure
An amateur treasure hunter made the discovery of his life when he unearthed 82 silver coins thought to have been buried during the English Civil War.
The hoard, found by lorry driver Mark Greensmith, has now been officially declared as treasure and will eventually be placed on display in a museum.
Mr Greensmith, of Checkley, was using his metal detector in August last year when he found the trove — consisting of coins from the reigns of Mary I, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I — on a farm just outside Uttoxeter.
A report by Dr Barrie Cook, a British Museum coin expert, said the treasure may have been buried to keep it safe during the 1640s by someone who was later killed in the Civil War.
Posted by blogster at 14:15