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!