Friday, August 10, 2012

Please help us keep Vale treasure hoard in area

AN urgent fund-raising appeal has been launched to keep the largest haul of treasure found in Worcestershire in the county.
Museums Worcestershire has just four months to raise the £40,000 needed to acquire and conserve nearly 4,000 Roman coins found on Bredon Hill last October.
The discovery of the coins, thought to be once owned by a Roman soldier, was made by metal detector enthusiasts Jethro Carpenter and Mark Gilmore, and revealed a previously undiscovered Roman site.

If enough money is raised it is hoped that the coins, which are currently held in the British Museum, can be displayed at a number of venues across the county.
More than 3,000 visitors came to see the hoard when it went on display for a short time at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
Museums Worcestershire is now hoping residents will continue to support the campaign after nearly £1,400 was raised after the initial discovery.
Philippa Tinsley, senior curator, collections and interpretation, for Museums Worcestershire said: "We made a brilliant start to the campaign to keep the hoard in the county last year and we're hoping residents across the county will show their support and make a donation. Every little will help to keep this wonderful treasure in the county where it belongs."
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Via http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/9864131.Please_help_us_keep_Vale_treasure_hoard_in_area/