Penannular ring part of Wrenbury hoard (1)

Nantwich Museum is bidding to buy a late Bronze Age collection of items known as “Wrenbury Hoard”.

The collection of seven objects are believed to around 3,000 years old and was discovered in the Wrenbury area of Nantwich.

The hoard has become available at a total cost of £690, which the museum is now seeking to secure through donations.

The most valuable item is a gold penannular ring, otherwise known as a “hair-ring” or “ring-money”.

It is believed to have been worn for personal adornment probably on the ears or nose.

The remaining items are unusual, consisting of various copper alloy fragments, one being ring-like, but of uncertain function and all requiring further research.

The items fall under the Treasure Act, 1996, the fragments by virtue of the fact that they were associated with the gold ring and consist of two base metals.

Museum Manager Kate Dobson said: “The hoard would make a lovely addition to the Museum’s ‘Treasures of Nantwich’ exhibition, which has gradually been developed over the years to include Roman, Saxon and Tudor artefacts.

“But the Museum must find the £690.”

She has invited donations towards the cost, which can be made through the museum’s website or directly to the Museum.

In 2011, the Pillory Street venue acquired the medieval Hurleston Brooch through local donations and grants.

For further information contact Nantwich Museum on [email protected] or telephone 01270 627104.

digital - Nantwich Museum entrance - Oct 2020 (1)

One Comment

  1. Sheila Lockett says:

    I found the report on the Wrenbury board interesting but very disappointed that it failed to say where and when the board was discovered. Please give more detail in your reports.

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