The Mingary Castle restoration blog was written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan. Now that restoration is almost complete Holly and Chris Bull will take over to report on bringing the Castle back to life.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Coin Found

When I went up to the castle this morning, Lara Ferrarotti and Philippo Peritone were working in the west range, in the room that was once the kitchen but may, now, also have been either a stable or a blacksmith's forge.  They were very excited as Philippo had just found a coin in a structure which might have been a drain - exactly the sort of place coins roll into when you drop them!

The coin looks as if it is a copper alloy, and is much the same sort of size as the one found in the same room back in mid-May - though this one looks in better condition (see blog entry of 5th July).  The earlier one was identified as a halfpenny of George III, dating from 1770-1775.

Some new photos have been added to the 3D-Tours tab of the Mingary Castle website, one of which shows a 360-degree view of the inside of the courtyard showing the present state of excavations - it's well worth a look.

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