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Date: Fri, 4th August 2023 - Thu, 28th September 2023
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Dorset Museum, Dorchester
Phone: 01305 262735
Booking Required: No
The Askerswell Hoard at the Dorset Museum
The Askerswell Hoard
Discover a rare Roman coin hoard recently acquired by Dorset Museum, and find out about the work going on to preserve, research and catalogue it, in this special showcase display outside the Collections Discovery Centre.
The Askerswell Hoard was found in the parish of Askerswell in west Dorset in 2017 during a metal detecting rally. A total of 627 silver denarius coins were recovered, the earliest dating to the Roman republic. It is the largest hoard of its date in Britain, and nothing like it has previously been seen in Dorset.
The hoard was declared as Treasure and acquired by Dorset Museum in 2022, with the support of Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Headley Trust Archaeological Acquisitions Fund, Richard Beleson and a number of other private donors.
Daily: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 4.00pm
LocationDorset Museum (View more Events at this Location)
High West Street , Dorchester, England, DT1 1XA United Kingdom
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