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The Wood That Built London: Thornton Heath

In 1862, as workmen were cutting the railway line from Thornton Heath to Selhurst, their picks struck a rotting chest, in which they found a bag of coins. In the ensuing scramble for treasure, the contents were dispersed, but a brittle, oxide-fused lump was taken into Croydon where it was sold for silver. On examination, it turned out to be a hoard of about 250 mostly well-preserved Anglo-Saxon coins, together with a few small silver ingots and a part of a silver torc, or neck ornament.

From The Wood That Built London by C.J. Schüler

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C.J. Schüler

C.J. Schüler