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Perth, High Street, Post Office

Coin Hoard (Medieval)

Site Name Perth, High Street, Post Office

Classification Coin Hoard (Medieval)

Canmore ID 28312

Site Number NO12SW 152

NGR NO 1170 2361

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 152 1170 2361.

In late 1896, an earthenware purlie-pig was discovered in a heap of rubbish carted from excavations for the foundations of a new Post Office in the High Street. The vessel contianed 25 sixteenth century gold coins of foreign origin, those recovered consisted of one of John of Portugal, 11 of Francis I of France, 10 of Louis XII of France and 3 of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. The hoard was deposited in the RMS.

A T Simpson and S Stevenson 1982.


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