Suffolk's Story 10


c.AD 400
Hoxne Treasure

Hoxne Treasure

In 1992 a treasure consisting of 14,780 gold, silver and bronze coins, and some 200 other gold and silver objects, was discovered in the remains of a wooden chest. It was probably buried in the early 5th century, towards the end of Roman rule in Britain.

9 Pakenham  10 Hoxne Treasure  11 Undley

The hoard is now in the British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_prb/t/the_hoxne_hoard.aspx


Further reading

Bland, R. and Johns, C., The Hoxne Treasure: an illustrated introduction, British Museum Press, London 1993.

Johns, C., The Hoxne Late Roman Treasure: Gold Jewellery and Silver Plate, British Museum Press, London 2010