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Silver coins and skeleton found in Sweden

A collection of 100 silver coins from the 12th century have been found in a grave dating from the 14th century in Sweden.

“It is fantastic that we have found silver coins in a grave,” said the archaeologist Hanna Menander to local newspaper Motala & Vadstena Tidning.

“Graves from that time are so often empty. That bags of money are buried together with the body is totally unique.”

Menander and her colleagues, Annika Konsmar and Magnus Stibéus, concluded that the coins must have been in circulation over a very long time.

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