"Grubby, old pot" contains rare coin

For eight years, a grubby, old pot sat in a basement in Rothbury, England. It was not until recently that builder Richard Mason, who found the pot on Lindisfarne, took a second look, discovering a hoard of gold and silver dating to the 16th century.

The coins originated all over Europe, but one was of particular interest: a gold scudo, minted in Ancona, in central Italy, and is stamped with Pope Clement VII. According to the Telegraph article, "It is believed to be the first coin of its type discovered anywhere in the world."