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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Beau Street Hoard

Coins from the hoard
We know a lot of you are interested in the developments and process of acquiring and conserving a hoard found here in Bath. Found by archaeologists in 2007 on the site of a local building development this hoard has attracted national and international interest.

A stone lined pit in the ground held the hoard of 15,000 coins, separated within 8 leather pouches. What makes this hoard interesting is that it was set in a Roman building within a town.

There is a campaign to raise the necessary funds to purchase and conserve the hoard. With the Heritage Lottery Fund on board we can now begin to raise the profile of this campaign and ensure further conservation work and research is carried out on the hoard so we can understand it better. As part of this process a temporary exhibition is going to be put up in the Sun Lounge (part of the Pump Room complex on this site) and it will be free for all to view so if you are in town do pop in to take a look.

For up to date and in depth information on the conservation process and background information follow this link
http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/whats_on/press_releases/press_releases_2012/bid_for_roman_coins.aspx

http://blog.britishmuseum.org/category/conservation-2/beau-street-hoard/

For more information on the campaign please follow this link

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/whats_on/beau_street_hoard.aspx



Helen Harman - Collections Assistant

Display now up do come and take a look!

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