UK£3,000 needed to secure Lindisfarne Hoard

In 2003, builder Richard Mason found an old, pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne, in northern England. Later, he noticed that the jug contained 17 coins, dating from the reigns of Henry VI - Elizabeth I. The silver and gold hoard has been valued at UK£30,900, but the Great North Museum in Newcastle needs an additional UK£3,000 to purchase the coins for its collection. (photo)

The greater part of the money needed has been raised with the help of grants, but it will take the last UK£3,000 to  bring the treasure to Newcastle. "It will be wonderful if the hoard can become part of the museum collection and put on display for the people of this region to enjoy," said Great North Museum manager, Dr Sarah Glynn.