Shropshire border hoard goes on tour

By James Pugh | Mid Wales | North Shropshire entertainment | Published:

A hoard of coins dating back to the 15th century and which was found on the Shropshire border are to go on public display.

Two of the coins found as part of the hoard

The hoard was discovered between 2012 and 2017 by metal detectorists near Whitchurch and consists of 52 gold and silver coins as well as a gold and blue sapphire ring.

The hoard will go on display on November 23 at Whitchurch Heritage Centre, from 3pm to 8pm, and on November 27 in Bronington School, from 2pm to 4pm.

A 15th century gold ring featuring a blue sapphire

Eleri Farley, assistant learning and access officer at Wrexham County Borough Museum, said: "We are taking the recently discovered Bronington Hoard on tour to the Maelor area. The hoard was discovered between 2012 and 2017 by metal detectorists near Whitwell. The hoard was deliberately buried around 1465 during the time of the War of the Roses.

"The tour is part of Wrexham Museum’s ‘Buried in the Borderlands’ project. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Saving Treasures: Telling Stories project in collaboration with the National Museum of Wales.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to view some of the coins locally before they go on display in Wrexham Museum in 2018."

James Pugh

By James Pugh

Shropshire Star Business and Farming Editor.


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