Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 27: Hoard of forgeries of French coins

Over 7,000 debased silver coins which resemble French deniers. The particular type of coins they imitate were circulated in the French colonies in America during the early 18th century, so the fact they such a large number were discovered in the foundations of a house in Hampshire is a mystery.

                                                         Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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