- Hoxne hoard
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metal detectoristEric Lawes in the villageof Hoxnein Suffolkon 16 November 1992, the Hoxne Hoard was a cacheof approximately 15,000 (exact figure varies depending on source) late 4th and early 5th century Roman goldand silver coinsand around 200 items of silver tablewareand jewellerybelieved to have been hidden during the politicalturmoil of the early 5th century AD.
It is the largest
hoardof late 4th and early 5th century Roman silverand goldever discovered in the United Kingdom. The entire hoardwas declared treasure troveand purchased by the British Museum, several items from the hoard, like the silver tigress, are on permanent display there. Lawes and the tenant farmerreceived £1.75 millionfor the find, which they divided equally.
The hoard was number 3 in the list of British archaeological finds selected by experts at the
British Museumfor the 2003 BBC Televisiondocumentary " Our Top Ten Treasures" which included archive footage of Lawes.
*The Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins from the Hoxne Treasure by
Peter GuestISBN 0-7141-1810-9
*The Hoxne Treasure: An Illustrated Handbook
Roger Bland, Catherine JohnsISBN 0-7141-2301-3
* [http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?_IXDB_=compass&_IXSR_=mk1&_IXSS_=_IXFPFX_%3d%252e%252e%252fcompass%252fgraphical%252ffull%252f%26_IXNOMATCHES_%3d%252e%252e%252fcompass%252fgraphical%252fno_matches%252ehtml%26%2524%2b%2528with%2bv2_searchable_index%2529%2bsort%3d%252e%26_IXDB_%3dcompass%26%257bUPPER%257d%253av2_free_text_tindex%3dHoxne%2b%26_IXSESSION_%3d22MDnCZUiOl%26_IXsearchterm%3dHoxne%252520&_IXFIRST_=16&_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXSPFX_=graphical/full/&_IXsearchterm=Hoxne%2520&submit-button=summary British Museum: Hoxne Hoard]
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