Saturday, 31 August 2019

Scottish Silver coin hoard found - Battle of Roslin

Two metal detectorists discovered 200 coins underneath a tree at the site of the Battle of Roslin, an epic battle during the First War of Scottish Independence on 24 February 1303. Outnumbered Scottish forces led by John Comyn decimated their English enemies. It is widely believed that of the 30,000 English soldiers who entered the battlefield, only a few thousand survived.
The coins resemble those of English monarch King Edward I, whose reign lasted from 1271 to 1307.

Experts speculate the hoard was payment for mercenaries who took part in the battle.