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Day 4 – 2012 Excavations: Coins, coins and more coins
July 8, 2012, 2:16 pm
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The sun was intense throughout the day and great progress was made in all cuttings. Inside the wall at Bective in Cutting S North, Stephen and Linda Newe discovered three coins that tell the tale of modern Irish coinage. The flotation tank arrived from Dublin thanks to the Discovery Programme and Catriona who collected it. Susan and Rory assembled it in the afternoon. Walls have started to appear in Cutting P. Noel and Connall began their construction of the ‘Bective Bubble’™ a rain shelter for the site (Noel Carey, Patent Pending).

Rory and Susan assemble the flotation tank. The tank is on loan from the Discovery Programme and we want to thank Ingelise Stuijts for making this possible.

Stephen and Linda Newe found three coins in Cutting S North that tell the story of modern Irish Coinage; a British penny from 1916, a Free State 1/2 penny from 1928 and a punt from 1990.

The crew in Cutting R continue to do a brilliant job in the Monastic Garden. They might win the Tidy Cutting award.

A stone structure is starting to appear in Cutting P.

As rain threatens, Conall and Noel complete the construction of the rain shelter known as the ‘Bective Bubble™’.

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