The coins and artefacts illustrated here were rescued from pasture and ploughland in the
county of Yorkshire, with the aid of a metal

The word 'rescued' sounds dramatic, but   chemicals, which play such an important
role in agricuture, accelerate the corrosion
of metalwork.

Along with the potential for plough damage,
it is likely that these objects would be in worse condition - had they remained in the ground.

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