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29th July 2017 at Frome Museum

Frome Museum are hosting a Finds and Artefacts Day as part of the Festival of British Archaeology.  Please bring any items you have found or dug up and would like identified or learn more about.  Experts will include

Laura Burnett - Finds Liaison Officer (Somerset).  Laura is particularly interested to see and record antique things people have found in their gardens, fields or other sites in and around Frome.

Simon Carpenter - Geology

David Robinson - Coins and Medals.  Most of us have old coins rattling around the house - now's your chance to bring them out and find out their provenance and value!  Coins find their way into people's possession in all sorts of ways; for example, they might find, inherit or purchase them. The coins might be very old or quite new and may come from far flung places across the world.  They might not even prove to be a coin at all!  Most individuals have British coins that have their origins in pre-decimal days and whilst many of them are of little value, there is always the chance that you have the exception to this rule in your possession.  For example a British Copper company token of 1812 that has a nominal value of 1d (less than the long discontinued new halfpenny) is actually worth about £50. There are numerous examples of this but one thing is for sure - if you don’t come along then you’ll never find out."

Frome Museum will be open from 10am to 3pm with all our experts available from noon until we close.

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29th July 2017, 12:00pm to 3:00pm


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