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Ancient coins and tools go on show at Norfolk town's museum

PUBLISHED: 11:57 25 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:57 25 March 2019

Swaffham Heritage steward and tourist information centre manager John Lumby looks over the Sporle with Palgrave Collection at Swaffham Museum. Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE MUSEUM

Swaffham Heritage steward and tourist information centre manager John Lumby looks over the Sporle with Palgrave Collection at Swaffham Museum. Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE MUSEUM

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Flint tools and coins from ages gone by are among the treasures which have gone on show at Swaffham Museum’s newly re-named archeology room.

Now called the Monique Slaven Room in honour of a metal detectorist who died last year aged 91, the renaming coincides with a ‘Conflict and Consequences’ exhibition at the museum which looks at the effects of conflict on a small market town.

Mrs Slaven spent 30 years digging up all manner of objects from the fields in the parish of Sporle with Palgrave, once uncovering a haul of medieval silver coins whihc came to be known as the ‘mid-Norfolk Hoard’.

The museum also has a large flint core which has a face with eyes and a mouth, and there is a monthly competition to name the piece.

The venue is open throughout the Easter holidays, 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, when admission is free.



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