Essex and Norfolk teenage metal detectorists sell 1,000 year old royal coins at auction.
A rare King Harold II coin dating from 1066 that was found by a metal detecting teenager has made £4,000 at auction.
Reece Pickering, of Great Yarmouth, was 16 when he found the silver penny at Topcroft, in Norfolk, in August.
The coin, found while metal detecting with his father, had been estimated to fetch up to £3,000.
A Henry I coin sold for £3,100, after it was found in Essex by a 15-year-old, who was also out with his dad..
The coins were sold at Hansons ‘ Historica auction.
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Britain’s first freedom fighter: Iron Age coin depicting warlord Caratacus who held back the invading Roman hordes nearly 2,000 years ago is set to fetch £30,000 at auction:
- The Iron Age coin was found in a field near Newbury, Berkshire in 2019
- It depicts the leader Caratacus and could fetch as much as £30,000 at auction
- Caratacus was a chieftain 2000 years ago who resisted the Roman conquest
- He resisted the Roman conquest of Britain for eight years before being captured
Tourist finds ancient silver coins under an uprooted tree:
A tourist found silver coins from the 13th and 14th centuries under an uprooted tree near Piešťany.
He has reported it to the Regional Monuments Board (KPÚ) in Trnava. Its workers found 147 middle-age silver coins after searching with a detector. The coins are mostly Wiener pfennigs but there are also Hungarian imitations of Wiener pfennigs that were minted in the years 1251 and 1330.
The coins were probably stored in a leather or fabric wrapper, Matúš Sládok of KPÚ Trnava opined, but there were no traces left of the wrapper.
Ultra-rare 900-year-old coin found in a farmer’s field is set to fetch up to £7,000 at auction:
- Silver penny was discovered by John Denham, 64, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire
- Was issued by Henry of Anjou between 1139 and 1148 during ‘Anarchy’ civil war
- Been given guide price of between £6,000 to £7,000 ahead of sale on Monday
Man finds 222-year-old penny outside Maine church:
Earlier this month, a man with a metal detector found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church. The copper penny, dated 1798, comes from the first decade of American-minted money in North America.
“I found all kinds of interesting stuff while I was up there,” said Shane Houston, from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.