Aethelstan hammered silver penny found recently

Found by Barry Hutchinson

Fellow club-member Andy Lincoln forwarded me this nice little write-up in the EDP about an amazing Aethelstan hammered silver penny found recently:

Click to see the EDP article

You may have met the finder, Barry Hutchinson, at the Anniversary Club dig last October. I was in touch with him recently, and he said the coin came out of the ground in mint condition as if it had been buried by the moneyer immediately after he struck it. The coin is quite valuable, and he’s persuaded the landowner to remove a layer of topsoil around the findspot to see whether the coin may be part of a deeper hoard. That would be quite something.

Needless to say, I offered to help !! 🙂

Godfrey

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