Exeter museum offers free advice on ancient finds

PUBLISHED: 10:06 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:57 10 June 2010

IF you have found an object or coin you believe to be more than 300 years old you are invited take the item along to an archaeological finds day this Saturday at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAAM) library gallery, in Castle Street, Exeter.

IF you have found an object or coin you believe to be more than 300 years old you are invited take the item along to an archaeological finds day this Saturday at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAAM) library gallery, in Castle Street, Exeter.

There archaeologist Danielle Wootton will be joined by Councillor Norman Shiel - a coin expert who has published papers about Roman coins.

They will identify and record coins and old objects that have been found by members of the public.

Danielle Wootton, who works for the portable antiquities scheme, regularly holds finds days across the county.

Recently in Ilfracombe she identified a 10,000 year old flint tool brought in by a school pupil.

There will also be the opportunity to handle artefacts from the handling collection and to see a new display of archaeological finds that have recently been found in Devon by members of the public.

Exeter Finds Day is on Saturday November 8 10am - 1pm, at RAMM in the library, Exeter Central Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ. Entry is free. All welcome.

Call (01392) 665858 for further details and directions.

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