Monday, September 12, 2016

The Hoxne Hoard


The Hoxne Hoard (pronounced 'Hoxon') is the largest hoard of late Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain, and the largest collection of gold and silver coins of the fourth and fifth century ever found within the Roman Empire.

Found with metal detector in the village of Hoxne in Suffolk in 1992, the hoard consists of 14,865 Roman gold, silver and bronze coins from the late fourth and early fifth centuries and about 200 items of silver tableware and gold jewellery.
The objects are in the British Museum in London. The hoard is conservatively valued at £2.66 million.