Grants and donations will keep archaeological treasures in the UK

Grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund charity, as well as public donations, will keep recent archaeological treasures in the United Kingdom. Funds of over UK£1 million will allow such items as a hoard of Roman coins and four gold Iron Age torcs to be acquired by local museums.

The torcs, discovered in a field in Stirlingshire, will go on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, while the hoard of over 50,000 Roman coins, found in a covered jar in a field near From, England, will go to Somerset County Museum.

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, said: "Both the Roman coins in Somerset and torcs in Scotland are going to absolutely the right places, where generations can learn, enjoy and be inspired by them, and experts can carry out vital research."