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Jersey coin hoard extraction done in public

Work uncovering the mystery of the world’s largest hoard of Celtic coins will be the focal point of a new exposition at the Jersey Museum. Jersey Heritage Trust conservator Neil Mahrer and his crew will work inside a large glass room – on view to the public. The hoard was discovered by two metal detecting hobbyists and is thought to hold some 70,000 coins. The exhibit will also feature other artefacts from the same era. Mr Mahrer said it would be painstaking work but it was an marvellous opportunity to find out about our past. His work may also be shown through a live feed to the museum’s audio visual theatre.

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More than 70,000 coins and pieces of jewellery will need to be set appart from the binding soil

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