Coins from the Salcombe Treasure by Various artists

441 Moroccan gold dinars and two European copper coins.


Details

Medium:
Gold; copper
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £99,000)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Provides tangible evidence of a flourishing trade that was taking place between England, the Low Countries and Morocco from the mid 16th century.

Provenance

Discovered by a team of divers off Salcombe Bay, Devon between 1994-98.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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