600 years of transportation – Coins lost by travellers? The old King’s Road from the 14th century


The Old King’s Road is an old postal route starting from Bergen, Norway and continuing all the way through Sweden, Stockholm to Turku – Helsinki – Porvoo in Finland and ending in St. Petersburg in Russia.

From 14th century on the kings and their couriers, bishops and noble men, artists and the armies, all travelled along this old road. It combined the east and west parts of the kingdom of Sweden. Along the road there were dozens and dozens of mansions, farms, guest houses and taverns in which people stayed overnight, drank and ate, played cards and had fights – and used cash. And for sure, dropped and lost a lot of it.

We will sweep our way with metal detectors through the fields just next to the Old King’s Road.