Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 32: The Hackney Hoard

A group of 80 gold American $20 Double Eagle coins, found in a glass Kilner jar in a back garden in Hackney, Greater London, in 2007. The coins date from 1854 to 1913 and the reason for their burial was a mystery until local man Stephen Selby found evidence for an earlier discovery of coins of the same type, in the same place, 55 years earlier.

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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