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14/06/2021

Gold hoard comes home to the Cotswolds

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A hoard of valuable Bronze Age gold is in the Cotswolds for good after a 3,000 year old collection went on show at the Corinium Museum in September.

The stash had been staying at the British Museum, but will now have a permanent home in Cirencester after the Cotswold District Council-owned museum raised the necessary £20,000 to hang onto the hoard.

The Going for Gold appeal, which was launched in October 2006, was funded by generous public donations of £3,000, and appeal organisers hit the £20,000 total they needed with grant help from the MLA/V&A Purchase Fund, the Headley Trust and the National Art Fund.

The gold was assessed and recorded as treasure at the British Museum, and has spent time in Lincoln for vital conservation work.

The gold – the only collection in the area which is actually from the Cotswolds – was first found by a metal detector enthusiast in Poulton in 2004. The complete hoard was finally unearthed by December 2005.

The find – a total of 67 gold and bronze artifacts – includes a selection of Bronze Age rings, bracelets, an axehead and gold fragments. It is believed to date from between 1300-1100 BC. Dr Alison Brookes, the Corinium Museum’s Collections Management Officer, said: “It is a very positive addition to our collection.”

The hoard is now on permanent display in the Prehistory Gallery of the Museum. In October, Curator Dr John Paddock and Dr Alison Brookes presented a public lecture to give visitors the opportunity to see the material and learn more about the Bronze Age Cotswolds.

The Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and from 2pm-5pm on Sundays

Article included with kind permission of Cotswold District Council – www.cotswold.gov.uk

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