Medieval coins found in buried shoe

Published on February 26th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Archaeologists in the Netherlands have unearthed a shoe packed with 477 silver coins which date back between 1472 and 1592.

Archaeologists say they have never before found a shoe filled with money, which ranges in dates from 1472 to 1592. On theory is that the owner of the shoe hid it under floorboards to protect it during the 80 Years War (1568-1648).

The value of the coins is put at ‘many thousand euros’.

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Story: DutchNews.nl | Photo: Novum

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