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In size this hoard compares only with the Cuerdale (Lancashire) hoard found in May 1840, which must have been deposited in 905AD.

The 5251 coins that the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club has unearthed, depicting Ethelred the Unready (978-1013 and 1014-16) and his successor as King of England, Canute (1016-35), was preserved in a lead 'bucket' about two feet underground in a field at Lenborough. Early reports indicate that the silver pennies are in very appealing condition.

This hoard is destined to shed further light on the late Anglo-Saxon period in the half-century preceding the Norman Conquest and I am intrigued by their location, as it was unusual to find a large hoard of this type in this area.