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Title: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Neil on April 08, 2019, 08:35:19 AM
For those who haven't seen them elsewhere, here are some images of the weekend hoard. think it was up to 10 gold and 600 hammered with the rest of the pot still to come out! It was amazing watching them being found live in the field via Facebook Live - I know some people aren't into that but it really is a game changer when you see it.

Must have been a few pints drunk that night! Well done to all involved.


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Neil on April 08, 2019, 09:22:57 AM
Kev has placed the film I was talking about on the DW Facebook page, see link below.

Well done Kev!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/73989511441/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/73989511441/)


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Kev on April 08, 2019, 01:17:41 PM
No probs Neil , glad to share a great find.👍


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: anthonyjay on April 08, 2019, 03:07:31 PM
Great finds, any idea of which machine he was using. ATB AJ


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Greg on April 08, 2019, 07:44:30 PM
Think there were a number of machines, 4 finders to share the hoard. Think I saw a nox and an e-trac.


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Johnboy25 on April 09, 2019, 08:41:25 AM
Wow 😍 👍


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: anthonyjay on April 09, 2019, 01:29:22 PM
Thank you Greg. ATB AJ


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Kev on April 10, 2019, 12:40:09 PM
Also a Makro Kruzer was used


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: probono on April 13, 2019, 12:51:04 PM
Any more news on the final total?

I did look at the youtube links - lots of happy faces indeed.


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: Val Beechey on April 13, 2019, 03:42:55 PM
I did read, somewhere, the silver pennies were on excess of 800. No mention of the Nobles.
Must have been one of the finders because he commented he never wanted to see another hammered penny again ! He should be so lucky.  ;D


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: handyman [Alan} on April 16, 2019, 09:33:58 AM
seen on another forum

"In total, there are 545 silver pennies and 12 gold nobles.

The Medieval face value of these coins in total comes to 8, 5 shillings and fivepence!

In 1350 this would have had the purchasing power of (broadly speaking): 11 horses, or 22 cows, or c. 413 days of a skilled tradesman's wages,

The modern equivalent of this sum is about 4900"


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: GreenBase on April 25, 2019, 12:47:38 PM
I've been watching the hoard being dug on you - tube, so very pleased for them and it's great that we can see it all developing on people mobiles on you-tube  :) I felt like I was there  8)


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: N8 on April 25, 2019, 06:58:08 PM
Great find indeed, does anyone know what dates the coins were from?


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: probono on April 27, 2019, 11:09:12 PM
There were gold nobles in there, but no groats.

This dates it to after 1344 - but it depends on whether the groats just weren't part of it, or if they hadn't issued any by the time it was deposited.

If the later, then the hoard must be from 1344 - 1351. Some one mentioned 'double leopards', but I can't see any in there.

The hoard I found had quarter nobles and a half noble, but the limited silver was mainly groats (there was one half groat and two pennies) - that was dated to around 1365 or so, but was more like a purse loss rather than a deliberate hoard like this latest one.


Title: Re: Gold and silver hoard found at rally.
Post by: GreenBase on May 23, 2019, 11:19:06 AM
It was wonderful to watch all the footage on you tube of the hoard being dug :o so exciting  8)


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