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An extraordinary Christmas find!


The Clausimus coin (Estimated date: 3 days BC*)


This extraordinary find, recovered during the December 2021 Office excavation (Site code: EX MAS 21), is a beautiful example of a Clausimus coin from the Late Christmas period. The fine markings and colour distinguish it from the Early Christmas period, when it was generally expected that the widely distributed Chocolate coin was used.

Discovered in the Canterbury Archaeological Trust chimney, experts have identified the coin as being of the venerated, once ruler of Lapland, Santa I.


*BC: Before Christmas


From all at Canterbury Archaeological Trust, have a very happy Christmas and a safe New Year.



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