Wold Newton hoard remains in Yorkshire

Metal detectorist David Blakey with curator Andrew Woods and the Wold Newton hoard.
Metal detectorist David Blakey with curator Andrew Woods and the Wold Newton hoard.
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A successful fundraising drive by the Yorkshire Museum has made sure the Wold Newton hoard, discovered by metal detectorist David Blakey, remains in the county.

More than £44,000 was donated to help the museum purchase the largest Roman hoard of its type ever discovered in the north of England (more than 1,800 Roman coins).

Andrew Woods, curator of numismatics at the Yorkshire Museum, said: “We are thrilled that so many people have given so generously to allow us to buy this hugely significant find.”