Boughton Malherbe Hoard by Bronze Age

Discovered by metal-detectorists in a field near Boughton Malherbe in Kent, this hoard is the third-largest Bronze Age hoard ever found in Britain, consisting of over 352 objects and fragments, providing a great insight into the lives of the inhabitants of Kent in the 9th century BC


Details

Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
2013
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Provenance

Excavated by Mr N. Hales and Mr W. Coomber while metal detecting in Kent with permission of the landowner, 2011.

Venue details

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery St Faith's Street, MAIDSTONE Kent ME14 1LH 01622 602838 www.maidstonemuseum.org

Entry details

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