London, September 26 (ANI): The discovery of four silver coins in Gloucestershire, UK, which date back to 11th century Norman England, has generated considerable excitement among archaeologists.
According to a report by BBC News, the coins, found by a metal detector enthusiast, are believed to have been minted in Gloucester in 1073-1076 and represent an unrecorded type of penny.
Archaeologist Kurt Adams said that the coins, which are just 0.8mm thick and about the size of a 10p piece, were incredibility rare.
Reports of the coins are already exciting collectors because of their rarity, according to Adams.
"Coins dating to the age of William I (William the Conqueror) are very rare finds, but these are unique," Adams said.
"The finder reported them to me and I have taken them in under the 1996 Treasure Act and reported the find to the coroner who will hold a Court of Inquest to prove they are treasure," he said.
"I'll then send the coins to the British Museum for examination. If experts there decide they want the coins, they have to be independently valued and the museum would have to find the money," he added.
"Half of that would go to the landowner and half to the finder," he further added. (ANI)