Conservation Begins

The first group of coins have been packaged and photographed by the volunteers, and taken to Wiltshire Conservation Services in April to begin their conservation.  That’s 284 coins.

The pot fragments have also begun their journey to being restored.  You can see in the photo above that the pot was broken into several pieces.   It looks like the rim of the pot is missing, possibly removed by ploughing.  It must have been deep ploughing as the hoard was buried about 2 feet down!