There’s no doubt what is the biggest detecting story this week with the sale of the Henry III gold penny for £648,000 making news around the world. My article on the coin is updated with the post auction comments from the finder, Michael Leigh-Mallory. Interesting to hear that it was his kids that got him back into detecting and who else he made a special journey to thank.
In other auction news, the iconic image of Henry VIII remains in demand as Spink sell one of his testoons for well above the estimate. I also have the results from Lockdales auction. I preview the DNW auction coming up next week, when they are selling part of the Chawton hoard; the story of the find and the historical background which lead to the Roman invasion of England.
Some great finds from readers this week including a penny of Offa with an unknown reverse. In PAS finds, do you know what the Cerne Society was?
Plus, I continue my articles on the kings and queens of England with Henry I.
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