This coin hoard consists of 4 gold doblas of Peter or Pedro I, King of Castile who reigned 1350-69.

They were found near Myddle Castle, centre of the medieval Marcher Lordship of Myddle and still an important medieval site in Shropshire. The sons of King Edward III were heavily involved in Castilian politics and his eldest son, known as the Black Prince, led an army which restored Pedro I to power in Castile in 1367. These coins could well have been left by a follower of the Black Prince who returned from the successful 1367 campaign. Gold doublas previously found at this site were acquired by the British Museum but it was felt that this hoard should stay in Shropshire.

Provenance

Discovered by a metal detectorist and declared Treasure in 2007.


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