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Beachcomber discovers mysterious hoard of more than 100 foreign coins

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Robert Hodsdon from Galveston regularly metal detects on the local beach and usually makes the typical finds like a few bottle caps, some coins and the odd jewellery.
One day he made a mysterious discovery of more than 100 various foreign coins buried under the sand.
He says that while swinging his metal detector it made several beeps and he was sure it was just a coin spill which got lost.
Clyde Longworth was searching for items on the beach with Hodsdon when he noticed he was still on the same spot for more than an hour, pulling handfuls of coins, which is very unusual.
The find was made on the front of the eastern sea well where they have searched many times without uncovering foreign coins.
It soon became evident that the discovery was not a coincidence. The coins originated from Australia, India, Fiji,  and several European countries.


He believed the coins were stolen and planned on returning them to their owner.  Following an Internet search it was found that days prior, Peter …

Hoard of 1000 coins dating back to English Civil War found


The find is currently the largest hoard from the Civil War era in Lincolnshire county

A trove of 1000 coins dating back almost 400 years to the English Civil war (1642 - 1651) was discovered buried in a ploughed agricultural field in Ewerby, Lincolnshire by Mr. Steven Ingram. The landowner, Mr. Chris Sardeson, farmed there for over 50 years without noticing a trace.
The English Civil War was a battle between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians. Several battles commenced in Lincolnshire, amongst others at Ancaster Heath, Riby Gap. The most significant of which took place on October 1643 at Winceby where the Royalists were defeated by the parliamentarian army, as well as Oliver Cromwell.
This defeat marked the end of the Royalist movement in Lincolnshire. Following this, the Parliamentarians remained in power of the county until the end of the war.
A few smaller scale battles were also led by the Royalist garrison, one was in 1644 at Waddington.
Finds officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme at Lincolnshire County Council, Dr Adam Daubney, describes the find as monumental and says that it was buried early 1643, just months after the war broke out, which is identified by the date of the latest coin.

Undetected:  The farmer on who's land the coins were found never noticed a trace for over 50 years

It contains coins from the reigns of Edward VI, Elizabeth, Mary, James I, and Charles I and the largest hoard from that time in Lincolnshire county.
It acquaints us with the fear and uncertainty during that period. The exact reason why it was buried or by whom may never be revealed. A possible explanation could be that it was left by a soldier prior to fighting in the war, but never returned.
During the Civil War someone could easily support a living with only £20 a year.  The total value of the hoard, at the time it was buried would have been £34, which would make it quite a significant sum.
The current value will be determined once a decision has been made whether it will be declared a treasure.

In 2008 a collection of 15 Silver and Gold coins, dating from the same time period, sold at auction for £35,933.

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