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Bids Open For £250k Coin Hoard Research Grant

A share of a quarter of a million pounds is now available for scientific and educational research into the Le Catillon II Coin Hoard.

The world's largest collection of Celtic coins was found in a field in Grouville in 2012 by two metal detectorists, Reg Mead and Richard Miles.

The government bought the 70,000 piece hoard for £4.25 million in 2021, with £250,000 set aside for investigations that help understand the historic find.

The money came from the Civil Asset Recovery Fund, which is money seized from illegal activities.

Jersey Heritage was also given £250,000 to restore Le Catillon II and display the 2,000 year old finds at La Hougue Bie for visitors and residents.

The Highlands College Foundation was chosen as a fitting organisation to look after and distribute the research grant.  It has now opened applications.

David Lord, Chair of the Foundation, is inviting individuals or organisations from Jersey or overseas to submit a bid:

"This is a unique opportunity for researchers, educators, and enthusiasts to delve into the mysteries of the Le Catillon II Hoard.

We are excited to invite applications from those who can contribute to the scientific and educational understanding of this significant historical find."

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