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Friday Update: 5 April 2024


A penny of Guthrum, found in February this year and considered to be of “considerable numismatic importance” is up for auction with Noonans with an estimate of £10,000 – £15,000. Auctions are uncertain things and the much publicised find of the “largest gold nugget” failed to get anywhere near its pre-sale estimate when the auction closed on Monday.

Money isn’t everything though and 16 year-old detectorist Ellis Hargreaves is said to be over the moon with our Find of the Week, a gold stater.

In PAS Finds is a figurine of Harpocrates, the Roman god of secrecy and silence. His story provides the name behind an everyday decorative fitting and could he be the inspiration behind the stage name chosen by Harpo Marx. Also, a token from the Kings Arms in Chatham – are they still pulling pints there?

Noonans to sell “Unique” penny of Guthrum

Largest gold nugget fails to sell at auction

Identification and Valuations

Eleven more readers finds from the last couple of weeks. Thanks to all those who have sent them in.

PAS Finds (w/e 29/03/24) – Kings Arms, Chatham

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