The penny proves that coins were being minted locally between 1077-1080
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1,000-year-old coin handed over to Gloucester city museum

A silver penny dating back nearly 1,000 years has been handed to Gloucester city museum for public display.

The coin was struck in Gloucester in the year 1080 and was found in Highnam by Maureen Jones, a member of Taynton metal detecting club, in 2011.

Gloucester City Council paid £2,000 for the penny, which is said to be of "major historical importance".

  • 11 Jul 2013