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Museum launches fund-raising campaign to secure rare Saxon coin from East Grafton, near Bedwyn, WiltshireThe Museum has launched a fund-raising appeal to secure a rare Saxon Gold coin found at East Grafton, a village between Burbage and Great Bedwyn. The coin was struck in modern-day France between about AD655 and AD 675. The coin is being auctioned in early December with an estimate of up to £12,000. Read more...
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