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  Fishpool Hoard treasure  posted by support on 23 Nov : 14:37
 
On March 22, 1966, an unusual hoard of treasure was found by construction workers on a building site in the village of Fishpool, near present day Cambourne Gardens, which is located near Ravenshead, which is a village and civil parish in the Gedling district of Nottinghamshire, England. It borders Papplewick, Newstead Abbey and Blidworth, and is part of Nottinghamshires Hidden Valleys area. The treasure was comprised of 1,237 coins, four rings, four pieces of jewelry, and two lengths of chain. The hoard was unusual because it contained both coins and jewelry made entirely of gold, which made it easier for historians to date.


Fishpool Hoard treasure


It was probably deposited sometime between the winter of 1463 and summer of 1464, during a rebellion against the Yorkist king Edward IV in the first decade of the Wars of the Roses. Most of the coins were English notables, ranging from 1327-1464, but 223 international coins were also included. It was an extremely large treasure, as hoards in this area usually consist of only a few objects. Historians claim that it must have been deposited in a very unusual, emergency situation. Today, the treasure is valued at £300,000 euros. It is housed at the British Museum. Upon discovery, it was collected by the state and the finders were not compensated.
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