The Tetbury Coin Hoard is now on display!
Thank you to everyone who adopted a coin to help raise funds to conserve and display the coin hoard!
The Tetbury Coin Hoard containing 1437 silver and copper-alloy 3rd century Roman coins has been conserved and is now on display in the museum. The remarkably intact pottery vessel which housed them is on display with a selection of coins and brand new graphics panels.
The hoard is the museum’s first Roman Coin Hoard and comes from a fascinating period of political upheaval across the Roman Empire. It was a time of rapid succession of rulers and usurpers. The coins themselves tell this story. Depictions and inscriptions represent 12 emperors from just a 16 year period.