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Metal detector enthusiast finds 1,000-year-old coin with a total value of $60G

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Talk about the find of a lifetime.

A metal detector enthusiast in England and have just stumbled across a treasure trove of silver coins will probably be 1000 years old and is worth about $60,000.

Fifty-three-year-old, Don Crawley, was a native of Suffolk, according to the 99 coins that have pennies and half-pennies, and after making his first trip to a farmer’s land.

(Credit: DNW Auction)

AMATEUR TREASURE HUNTERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE 14TH CENTURY, COINS WITH A VALUE ESTIMATED AT UP TO $200 A GRAM

“It was my first visit to the farmer’s land in Suffolk,” Crawley said in a Dix Noonan Web auction’s press release, obtained through Fox News. “After walking on a slope, in the field, it’s my God-detector gave a strong signal within a short period of time, I had recovered more than 93 coins.”

He added that he still had six coins, and after the Finds Liaison Officer has been “called in” to investigate the site, which turned out to be an old Saxon church. Crawley also said that he is an amateur metal detector enthusiast for about 30 years, but had never come up to a solution such as this.

There are 81 cents and 18 will be cut to half the money in total. DNW pointed out that there are two types of coins, and a CORE-type and Long-Cross type, the auction house said that it means that she is to be buried between 997 and 1003 to A. D.

“It is possible, therefore, that such a treasure would have been buried in AD 999, as penance, after the new millennium, increased the fears of the day of judgment” (DNW) had said in its release.

After Crawley were able to collect the hoard, and the coins were taken to the British Museum, where they have been identified as a silver penny from the reign of King Aethelred II, who ruled the country from 978-1016.

(Credit: DNW Auction)

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“Aethelred has been known in the history of the Unrede, or ‘unready’ because of the weakness of the government,” the statement added. “Viking raids of increasing size forced the King to pay homage to as Danegeld, to try to get them to stop the attack, but it didn’t work out.”

DNW’s Antiquities specialist, Nigel Mills, said in the release that the treasure of coins consisting of two tokens, including the Melton Mowbray and, to a previously recorded transaction.”

“The coin is the text” the Dreng mo “Should be” which translates as, Dreng moneyer, in Louth, in Lincolnshire,” Mills added.

(Credit: DNW Auction)

DNW has provided a “preliminary estimate of the hoard” of $37,000-$61,000, or £ 30,000-£50,000.

The coins will be sold at auction on Dec. 4, and Dec. 5.

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