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Rare Coin Finds

Published måndag 30 oktober 2006 kl 11.49

There have been two finds of old historical coins in Sweden.

Two young people found a hoard of silver coins from the Viking age, one thousand years ago, on the southern part of the island of Gotland. There have been a number of such finds on a Gotland. The new discovery is said to involve around three kilograms of silver coins, and is described by the local archeological authorities as “sensational”.

Meanwhile, a copper plate coin weighing 2.7 kilograms has been found in Norrtälje, north of Stockholm. Ten smaller coins were also found, under a  house that was burned by Russian soldiers during their invasion of 1719. Such plate coins were used in Sweden during the middle of the 17th century.

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