Yorkshire Museum acquires Wold Newton Hoard

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by Andrew Woods
courtesy Money & Medals Newsletter

April 13, 2017 – Generous donations of more than £44,000 have been given to the Yorkshire Museum to buy the largest Tetrarchic hoard ever discovered in the North of England. 

The Wold Newton Hoard belongs now to the Yorkshire Museum. Photo courtesy of York Museums Trust.

Hundreds of people from around the world have donated to the keep the hoard in a public collection. A portion of the hoard, as well as the ceramic vessel it was found in, was shown on public display at the Yorkshire Museum until January 11, 2017. The hoard has then been taken for conservation, with the full hoard being revealed at next summer’s Eboracum Roman Festival on June 1-4, 2017.

Keep up to date on progress by following the hashtag #WoldNewtonHoard.

The article appeared in the Money & Medals Newsletter 69, December 2016, p. 1.

And here you can find the website of the Yorkshire Museum.