THE Long Cross Coin Hoard, in addition to different fabulous archaeological finds from the county, could be seen on the Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle.
The County Museum is the bottom for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in the Midlands, and it’s from right here the finds liaison officer meets with finders resembling metallic detectorists to determine and document small archaeological finds like this hoard.
The picture reveals 66 English silver cash of the Long Cross coinage: 30 complete pennies, 29 minimize halfpennies and seven minimize farthings; in addition there’s one coin from the English king’s Irish coinage and one from the European mainland, a brabantinus of the dukes of Brabant.
This hoard of cash was recovered by a metallic detectorist in 2013.
Although Long Cross coinage was in the identify of Henry III, it continued to be struck a number of years into the reign of Edward I.
The English and Irish cash in this group would all have been in forex on the identical time – most date to across the mid-1270s, and would have been deposited round this time.
There are varied causes cash like these would have been deposited; maybe a handbag loss, or possibly storing them at a time of unrest in the hopes the proprietor would return and gather them later.
For additional particulars about this hoard, to study extra in regards to the PAS scheme, and for recommendation on reporting finds, please go to https://finds.org.uk/ .
Hartlebury Castle will reopen to guests on February 1. Visit and discover flooring filled with historical past, in addition to an thrilling new exhibition, Captivating Costume: Three Centuries of Fashion.
Plan your go to and discover details about upcoming occasions on the web site, hartleburycastle.com.