We have in our collection examples of coins from many periods and the finds are still coming. As recently as 2007 an initial stash of 24 Roman coins were found in Milbourne, just outside of Malmesbury and a further 14 coins were found shortly after. Now 7 more have been discovered at the same site and will soon be on their way to the museum. They are nummi and date from around 325AD. It has been suggested that they might have been the savings of a slave waiting for his release or possibly a child’s pocket money. They certainly were a poor person’s hoard as they were the equivalent of loose change.

So when you are out and about keep an eye out as there may be another hoard just waiting to be discovered.