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MD'er unearths second hoard of his life

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    pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,274 ✭✭✭✭
    wow, that's really cool to see that. wonder if the person buried them to rid of the evidence
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was thinking perhaps the individual who buried them, was caught with a lessor

    amount and received his punishment. Likely no bail at that time, so could not retrieve

    his hidden treasure. Cheers, RickO
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,383 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: ricko

    I was thinking perhaps the individual who buried them, was caught with a lessor

    amount and received his punishment. Likely no bail at that time, so could not retrieve

    his hidden treasure. Cheers, RickO




    This was my thought, too. Whoever did that was not subtle- usually medieval silver coins got "clipped" or "shaved" in slighter, more gradual (and therefore less detectable) ways. For so much of the lettering to be visible on the shavings, somebody was being rather greedy!



    He or she might've gotten caught, and woe was them when the nasty penalty came down.



    "No bail"? Huh. In those days, no survival, more like. The Crown's men didn't play when it came to counterfeiters and money clippers back then! The owner of this hoard likely swung from the hanging tree and that's why it never got recovered. image



    But that certainly makes the mystery all the more intriguing.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree LordM.... likely hung within a week or two. They had real justice back then.

    Cheers, RickO
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