The Art Fund Saves for the United Kingdom Two Treasure Hoards on the Same Day


LONDON.- The Art Fund announced that both the Frome Hoard of Roman coins and the Iron Age Hoard of Gold Torcs, or neck ornaments, uncovered near Stirling in Scotland have been secured for the UK public with significant assistance from the Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The Museum of Somerset takes possession of the £320,250 Frome Hoard and further funds of over £100,000 towards its conservation following the announcement of a £294,026 grant from theNHMF. The good news follows an intensive fundraising campaign which the Art Fund kick-started with a grant of £40,250 to help raise the funds needed for the extraordinary find of over 52,000 silver and bronze coins. Members of the public generously donated £13,657 towards the appeal that we match-funded with a further £10,000. At the same time the National Museum of Scotland adds four stunning Iron Age gold Torcs, dated between the 1st and 3rd century BC, to its c