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Family Finds 15th Century Gold Coins While Pulling Weeds - 6,000 Have Dug Up Treasures During Lockdown

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 The pandemic stay-at-home orders have led to a boost in finds from home gardens, including some very special and intriguing discoveries, like a Roman furniture fitting dating from nearly 2,000 years ago.

IN addition, a “miraculous” haul of gold coins dating from the late 15th century was discovered by a family digging in their garden. The highlight of the hoard was a collection of four coins bearing the initials of the wives of Henry VIII—Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, according to the British Museum.  The 63 gold coins were found in the New Forest area of Hampshire, England,  by a family who wanted to remain anonymous.

Locked-down Britons unearthed back-garden treasures Coronavirus lockdown measures led to a spike in back-garden archaeological discoveries, including 15th century gold coins, the British Museum revealed.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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