Historian Dan Snow & Professor Tony King

Last night Historian Dan Snow came to St Barbe to support the Celtic Countdown by recording a live stream and podcast with our Trustee Professor Tony King. They discussed the designs on the coins which really are striking examples including images of horses, boars and even three men in a boat – amazing detail considering 2000 years ago they had no magnifying glasses and only basic tools!  Another topic of conversation was why the coins were buried… perhaps to evade taxes, maybe to hide them and keep them safe or could be a gift to the gods? Listen to the whole conversation on The History Hit podcast from this Thursday 2 December.

BBC South Today recorded the whole thing for broadcast today.

Today St Barbe launched the Celtic Countdown to secure and exhibit the hoard in the museum. They need to raise £7,500 and are taking part in national campaign for charities ‘The Big Give’ which runs for one week only from today to midday 7 December. Donate here for match funding available £5 becomes £10 etc – One Donation, Twice the Impact.

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