EUROPEAN money will get people talking in Evesham, and it won't be anything to do with the EU and everything to do with the time of the Roman Emperors.

The celebrated Bredon Hoard is to go on display at the Almonry.

Evesham's mayor, Cllr Fred Kaler, said: "This is an exciting venture for the Almonry and for Evesham. It showcases the historic diversity of the area that we are proud to celebrate in our town museum."

The hoard, discovered in 2011 by local metal detectorists on the slopes of Bredon Hill, will go on display at the Almonry Museum in July.

Ashleigh Jayes, manager at the Almonry said: "A selection of the coins featuring sixteen different Roman Emperors, along with the pot they were discovered in, will feature alongside the museum’s existing Roman collection.

"This is really exciting for us and a great opportunity to showcase our fantastic Roman collections alongside this important local find."

The hoard dates back to the third century and was buried in a Severn Valley Ware jar around 70 years after it was collected. The hoard is the largest ever found in Worcestershire and after its discovery was declared treasure by the Coroner’s Court under the Treasure Act 1996.

Museums Worcestershire were able to raise the funds to buy the hoard and keep it in the county, where it has been on display at the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle.

A spokesman for Museums Worcestershire said "We're delighted that part of the Bredon Hill Roman coin hoard will be displayed at the Almonry and really grateful for the support from the Art Fund which has made it possible. The hoard is particularly significant to our county. It is the largest hoard ever found in Worcestershire on a previously unknown Roman site and excavations by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service suggested that the hoard had been buried two generations after it was accumulated. The only example of the phenomenon at the time which has led to new research by the British Museum."

The exhibition marks the start of a summer of events with a Roman and archaeology theme. Activities will include children’s art and craft activities, talks, workshops and family sessions. For more information see the Almonry website at - or follow us on twitter @almonryevesham and on facebook almonryevesham