Following the sale of the Henry III gold penny last week, another detecting find with a similar story is coming up for auction. DNW are to sell a gold “leopard” coin, found in 2019. Like the Henry III penny, the leopard was an unpopular and short lived issue which was recalled and melted down. Hence, why it is so rare. The nature of the find has led some to challenge the current thinking on the coin’s use although I’m not so sure.
Also, in auction news are the results from the “Chawton Hoard” sale. In other news, a quite remarkable medieval gold brooch is declared treasure.
Readers finds include a Denarius of Claudius and Agrippina; very rare and in excellent condition. In PAS finds is a weight of the Despenser family. I tell the story of this family that were at the heart of political intrigue for over 200 years; how one of them brought down a king and paid the price with a gruesome death.
Valuations and Identifications
Here are my Find of the week and runner up. For the rest of this week’s finds see the Front Page
Find of the Week
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