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King Haraldur coins found in Iceland

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Edessa:
Thought this might be of interest...

IcelandReview - Online
11/25/2005 | 11:49

Ancient Coins found in Iceland
Morgunbladid reports that two coins from the 11th century reign of Norwegian King Haraldur which were found in the ruins of three houses which were discovered last year at Háls at Kárahnjúkar have now been examined.

The house ruins are almost 600 metres above sea level. Páll Pálsson, farmer at Adalból, found them, and Landsvirkjun (the National Power department) decided to have them examined, a process that was only completed this year. 

According to Anton Holt, a coin expert at the Sedlabanki Íslands coin collection, these coins are very rare. He says that today there are only 33 other known specimens of this coin.

The value of the coins was not mentioned.

http://tinyurl.com/e2r7j

Happy holidays to all!
Eugene

yafet_rasnal:
Really interesting news. is there any pic?

Edessa:
All the links I can find with a Google search seem to lead back to this same article in the Iceland Review. 

"According to Anton Holt, a coin expert at the Sedlabanki Íslands coin collection, these coins are very rare."

If anyone on this list is in contact with Anton Holt, perhaps they could ask for a pic?

Eugene

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