Bredon Hoard returns to County Museum

By Nigel Slater Thursday 21 February 2013 Updated: 21/02 17:04

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THE LARGEST haul of Roman treasure ever found in Worcestershire is set to return home.

The Bredon Hoard, made up of almost 4,000 Roman coins, which was discovered on Bredon Hill near Pershore last year is on its way back to the county from the British Museum.

And visitors to the County Museum in Hartlebury will be able to see the coins in their unconserved state from Saturday, March 9.

It will be first time the coins have gone on display since it was announced they could stay in the county after a successful fund-raising appeal.

Last November Museums Worcestershire was able to raise the funds needed to keep the hoard in the county thanks to donations from Worcestershire residents together with £4,500 from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and £2,250 from the Headley Trust Archaeological Acquisition Fund.

Worcestershire Archaeological Society also helped the bid by donating more than £1,000 to the appeal.

Fund-raising is still taking place to enable Museums Worcestershire to conserve the coins and display them around the county. A new appeal will be launched in April with the hoard’s conservation expected to take place later in the year at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

John Campion, chairman of the Joint Museums committee said: “We are very pleased to be able to show the Worcestershire Hoard at Hartlebury whilst fund-raising continues to enable us to conserve the Hoard for future generations.

“We are very grateful to the communities of Worcestershire who have raised the money needed to acquire the Hoard and we will welcome it back with open arms.

“We hope Worcestershire residents will take the opportunity to come and see the Hoard at Hartlebury, even though it’s still covered in mud it is amazing to think this was buried in Worcestershire soil for 1800 years.”

The County Museum is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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