Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history: The Anglo-Saxon coins are said to point to some sort of an alliance in the 870s between Alfred the Great and a rival.—Enda Brady, Sky News
Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field.
“This is an extraordinary find, one which re-writes Anglo-Saxon history,” Xa Sturgis, director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, which now houses the coins, told Sky News.
“The keeper of the coin room here came running up the stairs to tell me. The more they were excavated the more it became obvious how significant they are. These coins point to some sort of an alliance in the 870s between Alfred and Ceolwulf.”