East Yorkshire has a new archaeology exhibition ‘Treasure! Hidden Hoards and Fabulous Finds’ at the Treasure House in Beverley. The exhibition opened on 1 October and will run until 4 February 2023.
In the Treasure House, there are thousands of treasured objects, but some objects are truly treasures. This is a chance to see some of them up close.
A fascinating aspect of archaeology is explored in this exhibition which showcases treasures under the Treasure Act 1996.
You will have the opportunity to discover Viking gold rings, a pendant with Roman mosaic, and an Anglo-Saxon gold pommel.
Additionally, there are some unusual finds like a pile of 13th-century silver coins fused together near Huggate and metalworking waste from the Bronze Age near Bishop Burton.
Depending on the circumstances, even off-cuts of metal can sometimes be classified as treasure under the Treasure Act 1996!
There will also be a supporting event called Archaeology Up Close. This will be held in the Treasure House Education Room on Friday, 28 October from 11am to 3pm.
It is open to anyone who is interested in archaeology and wants to learn more about the discoveries that have been made in this area.
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In addition, Finds Liaison Officers from the Portable Antiquities Scheme will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about their work. This includes the management of a database containing over 1,500,000 pieces of archaeology!
Sally Hayes, the curator of the Treasure House, said:
“If you have small archaeological finds, why not bring them along to the event?”
“East Riding Museums will be sharing unusual archaeology and also some of the hundreds of coins in the collection – can you match the heads, tails and dates in our coins quiz?”
In order to attend this event, which is open to all ages, there is no need to book.
You can find out more information about East Riding Museums at http://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/
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