Wickham Market Hoard by Iron Age

The Wickham Market hoard is one of the most important discoveries to be found in Suffolk in the past century and joins a roll call of nationally important treasure finds from the county that includes the Mildenhall treasure and Hoxne hoard.


Details

Medium:
Gold Dimensions: Various
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £300,000)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The hoard consists of 840 gold coins dating from between 20 BC-AD 20. The hoard is rare for the time period and unique for this type of discovery as it contains only gold coinage. It is tangible evidence of the long history of the peoples of the British Isles and offers a direct connection to the Iceni tribe which remains strongly linked to the story of Boudica, one of Britain’s most famous folk heroines.

Provenance

Discovered by a metal detector user in March 2008 and subsequent SCCAS excavations near Wickham Market, Suffolk. Originally called the Dalignhoo Hoard and declared Treasure in 2008.

Venue details

Ipswich Museum and Art Gallery High Street, IPSWICH Suffolk IP1 3QH 01473 433 551 www.ipswich.gov.uk/Museums

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 27 Dec and 1 Jan

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