Wold Newton Hoard
|Wold Newton hoard|
Wold Newton hoard as it was found
|Material||Roman coins |
Wold Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire England
|Present location||Yorkshire Museum, York|
The hoard contains 1,857 copper alloy coins all of which are nummi, except for a single radiate. The nummi all date from the period AD 294-307 and the radiate from AD 268-270. The coins were found within a grey-ware jar dating from the 4th Century. The coins and their container were found alongside a fragmentary dish and other fragments of pottery, one of which may have been used a lid for the ceramic jar.
Acquisition and display
After being declared treasure, the hoard was valued at just over £44,200. The Yorkshire Museum ran a fundraising campaign (launched on 25 July 2016) to raise the money, which included donations from hundreds of people from around the world, £10,000 from the Arts Council/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and a donation of £9,981 from the American Friends of the Arts Fund. The hoard went on public display on 1 June 2017 in the Yorkshire Museum as part of the York Roman Festival.
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