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The Peatling Magna Hoard

Iron age gold coins go on disply in Market Harborough. Article from Leicestershire County Council's website:

"This hoard of ten gold Iron Age coins was found in 2010 by Steve Bestwick whilst metal detecting on fields near Peatling Magna, in the District of Harborough. They will be displayed permanently at Harborough Museum from Tuesday 17 July 2012.

The coins were probably produced between 60-50 BC in Gallia Belgica, the Latin name for modern north western France and the Low Countries. They show a stylised horse moving right, surrounded by symbols on one side and are blank on the other.

These coins are slightly earlier than the majority of the coins in the Hallaton Treasure which is also displayed at Harborough Museum. It is rare to find hoards of early imported coins so far north, others are confined to East Anglia and the South East."

Further info and images of the coins can be found on the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Chance Posted by Chance
25th July 2012ce
Edited 25th July 2012ce

Comments (1)

Nice find Chance – thanks. Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
25th July 2012ce
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