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Ancient coins unearthed during charity dig in Holme-on-Spalding Moor

Ian North, John Towse and Danielle North presenting a cheque to Vanessa Lyon, manager of Sue Ryder Holme Hall

Ian North, John Towse and Danielle North presenting a cheque to Vanessa Lyon, manager of Sue Ryder Holme Hall

A charity dig in Holme-on-Spalding Moor unearthed many ancient coins.

Organised by Ian North and Paul Martin, the dig took place on Hall Farm and was held in aid of the care home Sue Ryder Holme Hall, in Holme-on-Spalding Moor.

Nearly 40 hammered coins were found in one field on the farm, including a Mary Groat coin folded on three edges and with a hole pierced through it to take a cord. A Charles the Bold coin, made between 1433 and 1477, was also discovered.

The event raised more than £610 for Holme Hall.

Ian said: “By mid-morning with the church bells ringing, finds had started to be found.

“After lunch we were told that we were going on a different field. This had a crop on it that had just started to appear, in no time at all finds started to show.

“At the end of the day a total of over 38 hammered coins had been found off this one field.”

 

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