Find Spot record MLI41227 - Anglo-Saxon Coin Hoard, Tetney


An Anglo-Saxon coin hoard, found at Tetney. The hoard was comprised of 420 silver pennies, found in a hard chalk receptacle.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 959 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An urn containing more than 400 Anglo-Saxon silver coins was ploughed up in 1945. The gardener of Tetney churchyard recalled that the hoard was found by a farm workman, in a field at TA 3075 0132. The gardener believed the hoard was claimed as 'Treasure Trove' and a reward of £100 was paid to the workman. The coins are now in the British Museum and Lincoln Museum. {1}{2}{3}{4} The hoard was found in May 1945, and comprised 420 silver pennies, held in a hard chalk receptacle with a detachable lid. The coins were predominantly issues of King Eadgar (959-975 AD), though some earlier issues were included, along with two small silver clips, thought to have been used as small clasps or fittings. {5}

Sources/Archives (5)

  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TA 30 SW: C.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TA 30 SW: 5.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Arthur Mee. 1952. The King's England: Lincolnshire. p.388.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: THOMPSON, J.D.A.. 1956. INVENTORY OF BRITISH COIN HOARDS 600-1500. p.135.
  •  Article in Serial: Walker, John. 1945. 'A Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Coins from Tetney, Lincolnshire' in The Numismatic Chronicle. vol.5, pp.81-95.



Grid reference TA 3075 0132 (point) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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