Abbotsham hoard of coins by Unknown Artist

The hoard consists of 435 coins, mainly produced for the 16th and 17th century kings and queens of England, with the exception of two coins for Philip IV of Spain.


Gold & silver
Art Fund grant:
£3,375 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The hoard includes English coins from the following periods: Edward VI 1550-1553; Mary, 1553-1554; Philip and Mary, 1554-1558; Elizabeth I, 1558-1603; James I, 1603-1625; Charles I, 1625-1649; Commonwealth, 1651-1653; and James I coins minted in Ireland.


The hoard was found near Bideford, Devon in 2001 and declared Treasure in 2002.

Venue details

Burton Art Gallery and Museum Kingsley Road, BIDEFORD Devon EX39 2QQ Burton Art Gallery and Museum01237 471455

Entry details

Free to all

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