The display includes some of the most important pieces such as the gold ring and the exotic foreign ducatons from the Spanish Netherlands. In all 43 gold and silver coins and the gold ring are on display along with the pot in which they were buried. The whole hoard has 592 gold and silver coins.
|A selection of the Ackworth Hoard is now on temporary display at Pontefract Museum|
|The gold ring is inscribed 'When you see this, remember me'|
A special drop-in family workshop will take place at Pontefract Museum on Thursday 21st February (during Half Term). Aimed at families with children aged 2-12, try out your origami, craft and poetry skills to create a ring to rival the Ackworth Hoard ring! No need to book, drop in between 11am and 2.30pm
|The earliest dated coin - Edward VI (King from 1547 to 1553)|
|Charles I halfcrowns|
|Irish and Scottish coins|
|Pot with shillings and sixpences|
You can help by sending a donation to:
The Ackworth Hoard
Pontefract WF8 1BA
Please make cheques payable to ‘Wakefield Council – Ackworth Hoard’
See here for more information.