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Rare coin fetches 9,000 at sale

Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin
The coin is expected to make between 8,000 and 10,000 at auction

A extremely rare 9th Century coin which was found in a field in Wiltshire has sold for £9,300 at a London auction.

The Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin was discovered in a field near Salisbury.

The woman who found it took it to specialist auctioneers Spink, who confirmed it was extremely rare - only one other example has ever been found.

William MacKay of Spink said: "It's always thrilling to seethe face of the owner when you share that their coin is incredibly rare and valuable."

An anonymous bidder bought the coin at the auction in Bloomsbury.

Spink is the world's leading auctioneer of coins, stamps, medals, banknotes, bonds, share certificates and autographs, with offices in London, Singapore, New York and Dallas.



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