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The Montgomery Hoard . . . talk to the Kerry Local History Group, 23 November 2011

The Dream Team!

A joint presentation about the Montgomery Hoard (see earlier news stories below) by Jeff Spencer of CPAT and finder Adrian Simmons (pictured right) went down very well at the AGM of the Kerry Local History Group on the evening of the 23rd November, the audience being swelled by several members of the nearby Sarn Local History Society. Jeff began the presentation by providing the background to the discovery and an account of the archaeological excavation carried out by CPAT to recover the hoard and learn about the location in which it had originally been concealed. Adrian then contributed with detailed information about the coins themselves and the emperors depicted on them. The presentation was rounded off with a discussion of the possible reasons for the burial of the pot full of coins and the likely appearance of the locality in the mid-late Roman period. The hoard resides temporarily at Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in Cardiff awaiting a Coronerís inquest to determine whether they qualify as Treasure. More information will be posted on the CPAT website as it becomes available.

Jeff Spencer, November 2011

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