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2015.1.224

This unusual two-headed coin was minted in Trier, Germany and weighs 4.64 grams. While the emperor is clearly on the obverse, the reverse also unusually shows a head.

2015.1.242

This coin, now covered in dirt, was minted in Trier, Germany. The popular sun god Solis is on the reverse.

Marc Allum Antiques Evening

25 April 2017 – Marc Allum from BBC Antiques Roadshow

BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum will give an entertaining and informative talk about the world of art and antiques at the Town Hall in Malmesbury.  Marc will bring along some of his personal collection to share with us, and you are invited to bring along your own items for Marc to look over. So have a search around the house for that object you always wanted to know more about. (Please note that Marc will not be valuing objects).

Tickets from the museum are only £10 (including a glass of wine).

This will be a popular fund-raising event for the Malmesbury Coin Hoard project so buy your tickets early.

Conservation Begins

February 2017

Volunteers have been busy packaging coins over the last few months and the first batch of 284 have been sent to the conservation labs in Chippenham. The coins were originally packed in groups in bags by the British Museum but needed to be separated out. Every coin is given it’s own unique number, photographed, recorded, and packaged into its own individual envelope.

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!