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Roman coin jar the Frome Hoard to feature in new exhibition

The Frome Hoard, a pot-bellied Roman jar stuffed with 52,503 coins,has found a permanent home in the county where it was discovered, the Somerset County Museum at Taunton Castle which reopens to the public after a £7m revamp. When hospital chef Dave Crisp found the hoard last year with a second-hand metal detector, the largest…

Experts to meet public at Medieval Bishop’s Palace in bid to raise £320,000 for Frome Hoard

A public appeal to save the largest Roman coin hoard ever found in Britain will host a major fundraising event at a Medieval palace in Somerset later this month. The Art Fund needs to raise £320,250 by February 19 to buy the Frome Hoard, a buried pot of more than 52,000 coins found by metal…