Monday, March 21, 2011

Frome Hoard to go to the Museum of Somerset

The Frome Hoard, a collection of over fifty thousand Roman coins discovered last year, will be bought by the Museum of Somerset. The Museum raised over £420,000 to buy the coins and properly preserve them.

The money came from donations from the public, as well as the Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The funding was announced on the Art Fund website, along with news that the National Museum of Scotland will buy four Iron Age gold Torcs, dated between the 1st and 3rd century BC.

Click here to read this article from History of the Ancient World