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Joke About Finding Coin From "1634" At St. Mary’s Fort Becomes Reality

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Early on in the process, Dr. Travis Parno joked to the archaeological team of St. Mary’s Fort, “If you could find me a coin that has 1634 on it, that would be helpful.” All jokes aside, a dated coin found through archaeology would offer a clearer idea of what year the area may have been inhabited.

A few months ago, archaeologists found a King Charles I silver shilling within what they believe to be the walls of the St. Mary’s Fort.

This particular coin had a defining makers mark, was minted at the Tower of London under the King between 1633 and 1634.

It turns out, the team did indeed find a “1634” coin.

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