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


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


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

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