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New stamp features Bronze Age discovery made in Ballymoney

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A Bronze Age discovery which is now on permanent display in Ballymoney Museum is featured on a new set of Royal Mail stamps. The four Drumabest Horns were found in 1840 outside Kilraughts.

One can be found in the Town Hall museum, where it is on loan from the Yorkshire Museums Trust. The horns are thought to be over 2500 years old.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Maura Hickey, said: “The fact that Royal Mail has chosen to feature the Drumabest Horns in this new collection highlights how important they are. They provide a glimpse into the history of our Borough. I would encourage everyone to visit the Museum to see one of the horns for themselves. The material and information in our Museums is a great way of enhancing our understanding of how our ancestors lived.” The other three horns in the set can be found in the Ulster Museum and the National Museum of Ireland.

You can also discover more about the Bronze Age across the area at a new temporary exhibition opening in Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre from February 1st. Entitled Metals, Wealth and War, it features many of the great archaeological discoveries from this region. For further information please contact Museum Services on 028 7034 7234 or email [email protected]

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