Lucky coin found in medieval ship

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A French silver coin has been found embedded in the keel of a medieval ship uncovered on the banks of the river Usk in Newport three years ago.

The discovery of the 15th Century coin is being interpreted as a sign that the ship came originally from France.

Experts believe the coin was new and was intended to be a good luck charm.

Project leader Kate Hunter said a colleague was shaking when she found the coin. She said: "We all understood immediately how important it was."

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