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Its age and the letters remaining on it confirm it to be from the time Charlemagne was king (742-814). This makes it an unusual find in Norway.

“It’s a very special coin for us because it is the oldest Charlemagne one we are aware of that is in Norway. All the others we know of are from after he became emperor,” NTNU’s (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Jon Anders Risvaag told NRK.

The archaeologist states a previous coin found in Nord-Trøndelag in 1838 is 10-20 years older.

This new discovery will be displayed at some point in the future.

Other recent archaeological discoveries in Norway were a rare ‘illegal’ German coin from the time of King Henry III on a royal farm in Avaldsnes in the southwest. (source)

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