Little Horwood Hoard by Unknown Artist

This hoard of 73 staters was found on the same site as the Whaddon Chase hoard, the largest ever found in Buckinghamshire discovered in 1849.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Each diameter 1.5 - 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The new hoard is likely to be a previously undiscovered part of that original hoard. The Whaddon Chase hoard (and consequently, the Little Horwood hoard) is particularly important, numismatically, because even 150 years after the original discovery, it is still the main source of Whaddon Chase type coins (named after the original find). These were probably minted to pay the tribute demanded by Julius Caesar following his second invasion of Britain in 54 BC.

Provenance

Found by metal detectorists at Little Horwood in Buckinghamshire and declared Treasure in 2007.

Venue details

Buckinghamshire County Museum 9 Church Street, AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2QP 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org

Entry details

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