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Historian Dan Snow launches The Boldre Hoard Appeal

19 October 2016

The hoard of 1,608 coins from the 3rd Century, were found buried in the ground in the remains of a Romano-British pottery vessel.

They were discovered by metal detectorists at Boldre, Lymington, in 2014 and  officially declared as 'treasure' by the British Museum.

St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, with the help of Dan Snow, are now fundraising to acquire the hoard and bring it home to Lymington, to be displayed as a highlight of our newly-refurbished museum

Historian Dan, who lives in the New Forest with his wife and three children, said: "This hoard is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in the New Forest in recent history. It belongs here for us all to enjoy and admire, and is part of our local story - I hope it remains so."

Children from nearby schools including Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic School and William Gilpin Church of England Primary joined Dan to launch the fundraising campaign at Warborne farm in Boldre - less than a mile from where the hoard was unearthed.

 

Historian Dan Snow launches The Boldre Hoard Appeal

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