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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