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Linlithgow

Coin Hoard (Medieval)

Site Name Linlithgow

Classification Coin Hoard (Medieval)

Canmore ID 49199

Site Number NT07NW 3

NGR NT 00 77

NGR Description NT c. 00 77

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Linlithgow
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT07NW 3 c. 00 77.

On June 6, 1789 a great many gold and silver coins of Robert and James I-VI were found in an old building in Linlithgow, belonging to Mr Kenmore, cabinet maker. This is possibly the same find as that recorded in the Statistical Account (OSA 1795) which states that about 500 coins were 'lately' found in an old house at Linlithgow, when the workmen were digging for sand. Twenty of the coins were gold, the rest silver. Many were of the different James's, and some of Henry IV. Some of the gold coins were the size of a guinea, others the half.

J Lindsay 1845

No further information.

Visited by OS (BS) 21 March 1974.

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