The Friends of Corinium Museum invite you to Adopt a Roman Coin

"We are asking for a minimum donation of £10 per coin to raise the funds needed to see the Museum’s first Roman coin hoard on public display.”
Kevin Ronaldson

The Tetbury Hoard was discovered in 2010 by a metal detectorist and excavated in the days following its discovery. The coins were declared Treasure and initially sent to the British Museum for analysis. They have now been generously donated to the Museum by the landowner and are ready to be conserved and put on permanent display.

The hoard consists of approximately 1500 coins dating from AD 260s – 280s. This was a time of great political upheaval in the Roman world. The coins are all from the denomination known as radiates.

The globular flask of the ‘New Forest’ type with painted decoration held the majority of the coins. The vessel dates to c. AD 300-330.

The Friends of the Corinium Museum, who were established in 2006 to raise funds to help acquire and restore new artefacts and to help promote greater interest in the Museum, are now asking for your help to conserve the coins and display them in the Corinium Museum.

The Friends Chairman Kevin Ronaldson said “at the heart of the Museum are its collections, the most important of which are the Romano-British collections from the Roman town of Corinium (Cirencester) and the surrounding area. We are asking for a minimum donation of £10 per coin to raise the funds needed to see the Museum’s first Roman coin hoard on public display.”

To find out more information about how you can adopt a coin please visit www.coriniummuseum.org/support-us/adopt-a-coin or contact the Museum on 01285 655611.

To find out more about the Friends of the Corinium Museum visit http://coriniummuseum.org/support-us/friends-of-the-corinium-museum/

Posted: 06/03/2014 13:28:54

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