Rare gold coin sparks legal row (UK)

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The discovery of a rare 15th Century gold coin in Powys has triggered a legal row.

The coin, from the reign of Henry IV, was unearthed by contractor Shaun Bufton on 28 April while he was working on a new water pipeline in Newtown.

But archaeologists failed to return it to him.

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust said it had made a mistake in not returning the coin and it regretted not having told him what was happening.

When it was minted in about 1400, Henry IV had just become king and Owain Glyndwr's rebellion was under way in Wales.

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