Friday, May 02, 2008

Rare coin found in garden

A GAME of garden football ended with an historic find by North Devon grandmother Sylvia Nutton.

While moving a plant out of harm's way when her three young grandsons started their game at her home in Knowle, Sylvia uncovered a small silver coin. Investigations with the help of Barnstaple library and the Museum of North Devon have revealed that it could be more than 450 years old. The coin is believed to be a Queen Mary I groat dating from 1553-54. . . .

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