Anglo Saxon penny found in field near Mildenhall

An Anglo-Saxon coin found in a field in Mildenhall was declared as treasure at an inquest ANL-141119-103434001
An Anglo-Saxon coin found in a field in Mildenhall was declared as treasure at an inquest ANL-141119-103434001
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A coin minted more than 1100 years ago and uncovered in a field near Mildenhall has been declared treasure at an inquest.

The silver penny from the reign of Edmund when he was king of East Anglia was found in December, the inquest in Bury St Edmunds heard on Monday.

It was discovered by a man using a metal detector with the permission of the landowner.

Faye Minter, from Suffolk County Council’s archaeological unit, said the coin was thought to be from a nearby hoard which had already been discovered.

Most of the hoard is now in Norwich Castle Museum who are interested in acquiring the most recent find, said Ms Minter.

The Anglo-Saxon penny, which is bent and cracked, dates from between 855 and 870AD.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Dan Sharpstone ruled that the coin should be declared as treasure.