Hampshire Roman Boldre Hoard goes on display at St Barbe Museum

Started by gash, August 01, 2017, 12:00:43 pm

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A hoard of Roman coins dating back to the 3rd Century has gone on public display for the first time.

Metal detector enthusiasts unearthed 1,608 coins in a field in Boldre, near Lymington in Hampshire, in 2014.

They are being displayed at the town's recently renovated St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, which raised £30,000 to stop the collection from being split up.

Some experts had wanted some of coins to be kept at London's British Museum.

Crowds gathered to see the unveiling of the treasure when the museum reopened on Saturday following an upgrade paid for with a £1.78m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Read more :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40768334
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