2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent

2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent
 

An ‘exceptionally important’ collection of rare coins as far back as ancient Rome has been found in a drawer in Kent.
The stash of coins dating back 2,500 years was left to gather dust in a desk at Scotney Castle, owned by the National Trust.
Nobody knew it was there, and it was only discovered by volunteers looking for photographs at the 14th century building in Lamberhurst, near Tunbridge Wells.
 
The unique hoard of 186 coins from as far away as China and Syria is believed to have been amassed by collector Edward Hussey III and his son Edwy in the 19th century.
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6 November 2017 in Hot News, Views: 41
Source: Metro
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