The Hingham Hoard by Unknown Artist

Comprising both coinage and jewellery, this treasure dates to the rule of Edmund, King of East Anglia – his emblem is on every coin.


Silver, niello jewellery, silver coinage
Various dimensions Brooch 1: original diameter 68mm; weight 7.2g; Brooch 2: original diameter 54mm, weight 3.7g; Brooch 3: 33x29mm, weight 3.9g; Brooch 4: 11x17mm, weight 1.3g. Strap-end 1; 50x17mm, weight 10.9g. Strap-end; 6.5x45mm, weight 9.3g.
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £10,175)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Although well known as a martyr who met a violent death while resisting Viking invasion, his reign is sparsely recorded. This hoard offers a valuable insight into the history of his moneyers, and the Trewhiddle style of jewellery.


Discovered by metal-detectorist Darryl Alexander in Hingham, 2012.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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