Historic coins worth £160k stolen from Swanton Morley

Selection of the 17th Century coins stolen from Swanton Morley The stolen coins range from 1642 to 1692

Seven historic coins worth about £160,000 have been stolen from a village in Norfolk, police said.

The coins, including two Henry VIII sovereigns and a 1692 William and Mary five guinea, were taken from a home in Swanton Morley.

A man visited the house to buy a coin which had been advertised, but ran off with the hoard when the owner left him alone while making a phone call.

The man is described by police as white and in his early 30s.

Other coins taken by the thief on Tuesday morning include a 1642 triple unite, a James Rose Royal, an Elizabeth I sovereign and a 1679 five guinea.

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