Seaton Down Hoard now on display at Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter
The Seaton Down Hoard, which comprises 22,888 Roman coins, and is the largest coin hoard ever discovered in Devon, is on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum until the end of September 2017.
The Seaton Down Hoard was buried in the ground c.AD530 and was discovered by metal detectorist Laurence Egerton in November 2013, near Seaton Down in Devon. Expert conservators at the museum have been cleaning the coins, which form the third largest coin hoard ever found in the UK.
About the Seaton Down Hoard
Viewing the coins
Conservation work began on the coins in July 2016. Talks, Roman Roadshows, museum events, special workshops, gallery tours and other events have been enjoyed by over 15,000 people from Devon and further afield. The Roman Roadshow has visited 46 schools in the region, helping 4276 children to explore the hoard. Almost 100 volunteers have helped clean Roman coins for the display in RAMM.
The coins, which are now one of the most important part of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum's archaeology collection, are on public display between July and September 2017.
Camilla Hampshire, Museum Manager said “We’re so pleased to have the Seaton Down Hoard on permanent display. Thousands of people have taken part in workshops to learn about the coins and help with their conservation and we look forward to welcoming those people to the museum. These amazing coins will be at RAMM for generations to enjoy, wonder at, and be inspired by.”
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX; tel: 01392 265858; website.
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