Just before Christmas, on December 21st, a metal-detector found a hoard of more than 5000 pristine silver pennies from the reigns of King Aethelred II, 978-1016, and King Cnut, 1016-1035, which had been carefully concealed at Lenborough in Buckinghamshire.
This is clearly a major discovery and is covered widely online. The latest BBC report can be read at Buckinghamshire ancient coin hoard find 'unprecedented'
The Daily Telegraph account can be read at Amateur treasure hunter's £1m find of Anglo Saxon coins and the Daily Mail repoert which is well-illustrated in their style can be seen at Amateur treasure hunter finds £1m hoard of Anglo Saxon coins
The discovery is already written up on Wikipedia, and that can be read at Lenborough Hoard
As with so many other recent discoveries from the Anglo-Saxon period our knowledge continues to expand with new finds and re-shape our understanding of this crucial period in the development of the country.