View Full Version : Coins Discovery 'will Re-write' Anglo-Saxon History

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, 05:11 PM
sky news (http://news.sky.com/story/coins-discovery-will-re-write-anglo-saxon-history-10747167)

Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field.

James Mather made the discovery of 200 complete silver coins, seven items of jewellery and 15 silver ingots in a field near Watlington in Oxfordshire in October 2015. Its full significance has now become apparent.

The find contained a mixture of extremely rare Anglo-Saxon coins and Viking silver, which provides a clearer understanding of the relationship between Alfred the Great, who ruled Wessex and his less well-known contemporary Ceolwulf II of Mercia.


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