March 17, 2012
The Frome Hoard returns to Somerset to be displayed, near to where it was discovered. Yet again, it seems that displaying artefacts near to where they were found is perceived as a great idea by museums – but only if the artefacts aren’t already in their collections, in which case the argument for display within the original context can be discredited by every means possible & ignored in the hope that it will go away.
5 September 2011 Last updated at 08:21
Frome Hoard returns to Somerset for museum display
The Frome Hoard, the second largest collection of Roman coins found in the UK, is to be brought back from the British Museum to Somerset later.
The coins will go on display at the new Museum of Somerset, in Taunton, which opens at the end of the month.
In March the museum announced it had raised more than £320,000 to keep the coins.
There had been fears it would go to a private collection.
The collection of 52,000 Roman coins dates back more than 1,700 years and was found in Frome, Somerset, last April by a metal-detector enthusiast Dave Crisp, from Wiltshire.
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- Allowing artefacts to reinvigorate local identity : November 5, 2009
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