Wold Newton hoard remains in Yorkshire

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.

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 12:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:01 pm
Metal detectorist David Blakey with curator Andrew Woods and the Wold Newton hoard.

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).

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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.”