This nationally important hoard of coins was found by a metal detectorist in December 2014, and has now been declared Treasure. It is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins found in Britain for 150 years.
The hoard was hidden around 1035 AD, and contains coins from two kings - Ethelred the Unready, and Cnut the Great.
It has been valued at £1.35 million, and this reward will be split between the finder and landowner. Bucks County Museum is trying to raise the money to pay the reward. We hope that most of this money will come from national grant giving charities, but we want to raise at least £50,000 locally. If we cannot raise the money, the coins will be returned to the finder and landowner and could be split up and sold on the open market. There is already a foreign buyer interested in acquiring the hoard.
We can try to save some of the hoard if we cannot raise the full amount, but many of the research opportunities that this unique hoard offers would be lost. However, saving some will be better than none, so every donation helps secure a little bit more of your heritage.