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Romans – a free talk by Neil Holbrook

Thursday 16th November at 7:30pm

Neil Holbrook, CEO of Cotswold Archaeology will give a free talk sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund in support of the Malmesbury Coin Hoard project.  Don’t miss this fascinating overview of Romans in our area.

 

 

Romans in the Carnival Procession

September 2017

The Malmesbury Carnival procession was as spectacular as ever, and this year the museum joined in with a walking float celebrating the Malmesbury Coin Hoard.


 

Recording and Packaging

August 2017

Volunteers enjoy a lot of time recording, identifying, packaging and photographing the coins.  It’s a rare chance to hold an ancient Roman coin and see it up close.


 

Cataloguing and Condition Training

July 2017

Volunteers attended an HLF sponsored course in Malmesbury on a warm day this July to learn all about museum-standard cataloguing and documentation for coins, followed by expert tuition in condition surveying the coins. The day wrapped up with practical examples, and the attendees are ready to start their work on the conserved coins and pass on their learning to other volunteers.


 

Portable Antiquities Celebration

June 2017

The Portable Antiquities scheme is celebrating 20 years of Treasure this year, and Athelstan Museum is highlighting some of the objects found and recorded by the scheme that the museum has been able to acquire. The Malmesbury Coin Hoard was originally reported under the scheme and it is only through it that the museum has been able to acquire the hoard.


 

Conservation Lab trip

May 2017

Members of the Hankerton History group are volunteers with the Malmesbury Coin Hoard project, and they held an evening talk and display from the metal detectorist who found the hoard.  In addition to describing how he found the coins, Tony gave an overview of his metal detecting finds, many of which he brought along to the talk.


 

Marc Allum Successful Fund Raising Event

April 2017

Marc Allum hosted an entertaining an enlightening evening on Arts & Antiques in support of the Malmesbury Coin Hoard at the end of April.  The guests at Malmesbury Town Hall were treated to Marc’s expert commentary on a number of objects they brought in. The experience and enthusiasm that he brings to the BBC Antiques Roadshow was much in evidence. From a butcher’s bell in the shape of a pig to a simple nostalgic hat-stretcher Marc’s choices showed his wide-ranging knowledge and passion for collecting.  It was a very successful fundraising event.


 

Hankerton History Group talk

March 2017

Members of the Hankerton History group are volunteers with the Malmesbury Coin Hoard project, and they held an evening talk and display from the metal detectorist who found the hoard.  In addition to describing how he found the coins, Tony gave an overview of his metal detecting finds, many of which he brought along to the talk.


 

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This coin was minted in Lyon, France and weighs 4.39 grams. It shows the Emperor Constantine on the front of the coin (the obverse) and a figure of a god on the reverse.