A rare coin minted in the brief reign of Edward V has turned up in a field in Tolpuddle in Dorset. The finder, Brian Biddle, thought at first it was just an old bottle top! The gold coin has been estimated to have a value of around £15,000.
Bournemouth’s Daily Echo follows the story but unfortunately regales us with the usual Shakespearean twaddle, including having Edward V thrown ‘in a dungeon’ and the “princes” probably ‘smothered by pillows.’
Nevertheless, the coin itself is an unusual and rare find, especially so far west.
Now all we need to find is something concrete relating to the fate of those pesky “princes” …