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Welcome to the Malmesbury Coin Hoard Project

The Malmesbury Coin Hoard was found by a metal detectorist in 2012 in a field in Milbourne, Malmesbury.

This rare and fascinating find contains an amazing collection of 1266 Roman coins enclosed in the remains of its original pot. The coins are mainly from the early 4th century and reflect a highly dynamic period in Roman history when emperors were frequently changing.

The hoard is a gateway to an earlier time, inspiring everyone who sees it to imagine what life was like when Romans lived and farmed in the Malmesbury area.

With a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and grants from the Association of Independent Museums and the Malmesbury Area Board and your donations, a team of volunteers have started the work on the recording and photographing of the coins in preparation for their conservation.

Athelstan Museum is planning to unveil the hoard for everyone to enjoy in a new permanent display in Summer 2018.  Until then, look out for open days, talks, events and volunteer opportunities, and visit our Blog for the latest updates on the project.