The Seaton Down Hoard has arrived at RAMM. With 22,888 Roman coins, it is by far the largest coin hoard found in Devon and the third largest ever found in Britain.
The coins were found by a metal-detectorist in a field near Seaton. They are now one of the most important parts of the museum’s archaeology collection.
Thank you to Patrick and Sally Long, Clinton Devon Estates, Devon County Council, Thomson Reuters and the hundreds of private donors who helped us buy the hoard.
The hoard will be put on display in July 2017. At the moment the coins are being conserved but some are on display in the Behind the Scenes Gallery. From September 2016 RAMM will be taking a Roman Roadshow on tour. This is the opportunity for schools and communities in East Devon and Exeter to get involved with the hoard. You can also help with the Seaton Down Hoard project by volunteering at RAMM.