Middle Bronze Age Hoard by Bronze Age

The highlight of this spectacular 79-object hoard is a group of five rare ‘Sussex loop’ bracelets – the most ever found in a single location – and the large ceramic vessel in which the materials were deposited, which unusually survives intact.


Cooper alloy, gold, amber, ceramic
Art Fund grant:
£2,100 ( Total: £15,500)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Found by metal detectorist Mr D Lange in March 2011 in the parish of Tarring Neville, East Sussex.

Venue details

Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum 169 High Street, LEWES East Sussex BN7 1YE 01273 486290 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.40)

1 Nov – 28 Feb

​Daily, 10am ​– 3.45pm

1 Mar – 31 Oct

Daily, 10am - 5.30pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Opens at 11am on Sun, Mon and Bank holidays

Closed Mon in Jan, 25-26 Dec and 1 Jan