Thank you to everyone who helped save the Frome Hoard for Somerset
The Frome Hoard has now been saved for the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. The Museum takes possession of the £320,250 Frome Hoard and further funds of over £100,000 towards its conservation following the announcement of a £294,026 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund. This follows an intensive fundraising campaign kick-started by the Art Fund in November 2010, with a grant of £40,250, to help raise the funds needed for the extraordinary find of over 52,000 silver and bronze coins found last year. Members of the public generously donated £13,657 towards the appeal, which the Art Fund match-funded with a further £10,000. The acquisition was also made possible thanks to funding from the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Headley Trust and other generous donations.