Double your donation to Frome Hoard appeal

  • 5 November 2010

Help us save the Frome Hoard (52,503 Roman coins dating from the 3rd century AD) for the Museum of Somerset. From today, you can double your donation to the appeal by giving via our special donations page.

Found packed tightly in a pot, this is the largest coin hoard to have been found in a single container. It was unearthed in April this year by Dave Crisp, a metal detectorist.

Donation deadline

The Museum of Somerset has until 1 February 2011 to raise £320,250 to keep the Hoard on public display in the area it was found.

We kick-started the appeal with a £40,250 grant last month. Now, for every £1 you donate, we will match-fund it up to a total value of £10,000. This means we could boost the appeal to a further £20,000.

Further information

To donate towards the appeal please go to or call 0844 415 4141.

You can find out more about the Frome Hoard at the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s blog.