1 April 2016 by Andrew
Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment at the Museum of Liverpool said: “The display features two hoards, both provide fascinating evidence about the wealth, trade, lifestyles and identities of people in the North West in the early Roman period. We call them the Cheshire Hoards. The Malpas Hoard, found in 2014, is a group of Iron Age and Roman coins buried in the mid-1st century AD, shortly after the Roman conquest of Britain. The Knutsford Hoard, found in 2012, consists of Roman coins and jewellery items, including three large and decorative silver gilt brooches. These items were buried in the late 2nd century AD.
There’s events for all ages that will bring the Hoards to life, helping budding archaeologists and historians to discover the secrets buried beneath our feet in a fun, accessible way.”
The Cheshire Hoards were reported to archaeologists through the Portable Antiquities Scheme and declared treasure. They were acquired in partnership between the Museum of Liverpool and Congleton Museum to be preserved and displayed to the public of the North West with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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