Three rare recent detecting finds come up for auction this week; a gold thrysma, an Edward VI Irish shilling and, the star of the show, an Edward III gold “leopard” which is estimated at £100,000 – £140,000 but could sell for a lot more.
The find of the week is a continental copy of an English coin; unusual because it is a short cross penny. PAS finds include a Viking sword, found in a river bank.
In the news, there’s the story of how the only surviving artefact from a War of the Roses battle has been tracked down; it helps to confirm how the battle was fought. Plus, The Treasure Registrars thank two detectorists for donating their finds to their local museums.
Valuations and Identifications
Nine more readers finds this week. For the rest of this week’s finds see the Front Page
Find of the Week
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