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 Tuesday, 21 January, 2003, 21:46 GMT
Medieval coins go to museum
Sewer coins
Today the coins would be worth 500,000
A cache of medieval coins unearthed in Cambridge has been handed to the city's Fitzwilliam Museum.

The booty, 10 17d from the 14th century, was discovered while sewers in the city were being replaced.

Today the hoard, a mix of gold and silver, would be worth around 500,000.

The coins, hidden at the time of the Black Death, were found seven centuries later by archaeologists digging up sewers underneath Chesterton Lane.

All 1,800 coins have been given to the museum.

They will be restored before going on display there next year.


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