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Thursday 24 May 2018

17th Century gold coins back 'home' for exhibition

A HOARD of 17th Century gold coins found in a pub earlier this year is back on "home" territory for a month-long exhibition.

The 81 coins were found in January by building workers at Cooney's Bar in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and it was later established the earliest coin dated back to 1664 and the reign of King Charles II, while the latest was from 1701 in the time of William III.

Now on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, they are part of an exhibition at the Tipperary County Museum in Clonmel.

Some 77 guineas and four half-guineas were discovered.

The exhibition will be officially launched tomorrow at 7.30pm during Culture Night at the Museum. Admission is free.

Irish Independent

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