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Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Thank you for visiting our page on MyDonate, and many thanks to those who have donated to our appeal to purchase the Lindisfarne Hoard of 15th and 16th century coins. If you would like to donate to our Collections Fund, for future purchases, we would be very grateful!

The Hoard was found in a pottery jug in the foundations of a house in Lindisfarne. It contains gold and silver coins from the reigns of six English monarchs, from Henry VI to Elizabeth I. There are also coins from France, Burgundy, and Saxony and a very rare gold scudo of Pope Clement VII. The find undoubtedly belongs with 50 silver coins found in a similar jug in the same house in 1962 and already owned by SANT. Probably both were owned by a military officer who had served on the Continent. More details and a catalogue of the coins are on our website.

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