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Buried Treasures

Introduction

 

Buried Treasures: Uncovering Hoards examines 8 of the 48 hoards held in part at the Barber Institute’s coin collection – from here you can explore the exhibition case by case.

Unlike a lot of archaeology, hoards can be found by ordinary people, from builders to farmers, metal detectorists to divers. Similarly, the coins and other objects found in hoards were likely handled by all different sorts of people from the past – army wages found in chests, banks found buried in the ground, taxation leaving the provinces and treasured items hidden from looters but never recovered.

To uncover more of the Barber’s hoards online, click here

 

The Appleford Hoard                              The Dorchester Hoard

Image. Appleford Hoard     Image. Dorchester Hoard

 

 

 

Hoard A                                                       Syria 1957 Hoard

Image. Hoard A     Image. Syria 1957 Hoard

 

 The Carthage 1945 Hoard                   The Tunis 1954 Hoard

Image. Carthage 1945 Hoard     Image. Tunins Hoard

 

Mardin Hoard                                          Messina Hoard

Image. Mardin Hoard     Image. Messina Hoard

 

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946)

Returning to the Trenches

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George Du Maurier (1834-1869)

The Triumph of Realism

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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8 – 1543)

Design for stained glass

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Probably by Bernardino Lanino (about 1512-1583)

Madonna and Child with Saint Mary Magdalene and a Bishop

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