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n.1.An anglo-Saxon copper coin of the lowest value, being worth half a farthing.
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Also in the coin collection are Anglo-Saxon Northumbrian styca coins, the best haul of which was the 8,000 coins of the Hexham hoard, found in 1832.
The layers included an early 9th Century styca coin and the bones of ox, sheep, pig, deer, and the shells of oyster, mussel, limpet, and periwinkle which gives an insight into the diet of those who lived in the citadel at that time.
The current dig and earlier excavations have also now unearthed about 300 Anglo-Saxon styca coins, which means there may also have been a mint on the site.