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Jersey hoard: Archaeologists unpick 70,000 coins

August 23, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

Work to separate 70,000 Celtic coins and pieces of jewellery is taking place under the public gaze at Jersey Museum.

 

Researchers aim to remove and clean up to 500 coins a week for the next three years in a specially built glass-walled lab.

The metal detector enthusiasts who made the find are now part of the team working on the project.

They unearthed the hoard, though to be the world’s largest, in 2012 in a field in Grouville.

For the past two years the team, led by Jersey Heritage conservator Neil Mahrer, has been documenting the hoard, which is about 2,000 years old.

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