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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:48 pm 
The Priddy Hoard from the Mendips to go on show.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:54 pm 
Now that is a nice find. {D

Well done to the finder/s whoever you are.

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Seems a bit cheap for a gold hoard I would have thought a nought on end of that, I think I would have kept it for my old age, next year :lol:



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We have found gold and silver in the Mendips over the years but not that age or quantity. :g64: Jerry.



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The Mendips must have been a significant area in prehistory - the Priddy Circles (4 henges in a row) and other ritual monuments may have put it in the same league as the Stonehenge and Thornborough areas.

Significant lead deposits meant it was a target for the Romans - either for the lead itself or for silver extracted from the lead - even in the 19th century silver was being produced by cuppellation and a process known as the 'Pattinson process' at Charterhouse.

Nice hoard though - is the finder in residence on here?


  
 
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