1935: Ancient coin discovery in Staplefield

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Mid Sussex Times - Tuesday 04 June 1935


AN ANCIENT COIN FOUND AT STAPLEFIELD.


An employee of Mr. James Galloway, of Holmsted Manor, Staplefieid, had an interesting find when recently turning over some ground in the gooseberry plantation near Rose Cottage.


He came across a seventeenth-century sixpenny piece which was in an excellent slate of preservation. The Charles II. head and the words ” Carolus II. Dei Gratia" over it were easily discernible, and on the other side the date (1679) and the lettering "Mag. Br. Fra. Et. Hib. Rex" could plainly be seen.


Charles II sixpence (1681) similar to the Staplefield find

The coin is now in the possession of Mr. Galloway's son— Mr. J. W. Galloway, of The Old Kennels.

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