Norfolk

Historic coins worth £160k stolen from Swanton Morley

  • 15 August 2014
  • From the section Norfolk
Selection of the 17th Century coins stolen from Swanton Morley Image copyright Norfolk Police
Image caption 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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