Herefordshire’s Viking Age Hoard
Herefordshire Council is still awaiting notification of the official valuation and process for acquisition of the Herefordshire Hoard. Once this happens the proposal to acquire the Hoard for the county will go through the council’s governance and decision making process. If the scheme for acquisition is approved then fundraising can begin along with plans for its public display.
The story of the HOARD has continued to attract national and international interest. You may be interested in reading an article published in the New Yorker in November 2020 entitled ‘The curse of the Buried Treasure’.
The hoard has recently been nominated by Current Archaeology for their annual public vote for ‘Rescue Project of the year’. Their website includes a link to the fascinating article ‘The Herefordshire Hoard: unpicking the story of a hidden treasure ‘ by Tim Hoverd, Peter Reavill, Judy Stevenson, and Gareth Williams which was published last year.
Full details of all the nominated projects and the crucial vote can be found on their website. The closing date is 8 February 2021.