Canterbury Dig Discovers Medieval Marvels

Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2011

An archaelogical dig has uncovered medieval marvels and clues to one of Canterbury’s biggest wartime tragedies. A team from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust has discovered rare pots and post-medieval clay floors hidden beneath 18th and 19th century buildings while excavating the foundations of Franklyn House in Sturry High Street.

They even dug up a counting token – used by traders instead of currency – minted between 1586 and 1635. This token was made for a man named Hans Krauwinckel in Germany.

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