Newcastle Museum to permanently display Lindisfarne Hoard

In 2003, Richard Mason, a builder from Rothbury, England discovery a pottery jug in the foundation of a Lindisfarne house. The jug, and its contents of gold and silver coins dating to Tudor times, will now be on permanent display at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, thanks to public donations and heritage grants. (photo)

Chief among the local fundraisers was the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (SANT), which raised just under UK£5,000, allowing the museum to purchase the artifacts. Lindsay Allason–Jones, keeper of the collections for SANT said: “For this hoard to join the Society’s collection is tremendous – that the public generously supported us to keep it in the North East region makes it even more special. Thank you to everyone who helped ‘Save the Hoard.”