Myddle Coin Hoard…

A hoard of four gold doblas of Peter or Pedro I, King of Castile who reigned 1350-69, was found by a metal detectorist in 2007. As the second such find in the locality, indeed no other gold from Castile or any of the Spanish kingdoms is known for this period in Britain, it is highly likely to be part of the hoard found in 2005. The first hoard was purchased by the British Museum and the subsequent find was purchased by Shropshire Museum Service with the support of the Art Fund Grant.

As gold coins of the 14th century are not frequent finds, one explanation is: the sons of King Edward III were heavily involved in Castilian politics and his eldest son, known as the Black Prince, led an army which restored Pedro I to power inCastilein 1367. The coins found at Myddle could well have been the possession of a follower of the Black Prince who returned from the successful 1367 campaign.

The following images are taken from two websites reporting on the Myddle Coin Hoard.


The first, BBC: A history of the World, recounts where the Coins are from.


The Second, Art Fund, reports how much money the Art Fund Grant gave towards the purchase of the hoard and talks about the history of the coins.



















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