Discovered in 2015, this hoard is believed to have been buried in the late 870s by the East Anglian Vikings, during their retreat from the Westcountry.

It comprises over 200 pieces, with a large selection of rare coins that includes the earliest known round halfpenny.


Found by metal detectorist James Mather on land near Watlington, Oxfordshire in October 2015. A second grouping of material was discovered through archaeological investigation with the involvement of David Williams, Finds Liaison Officer for Surrey and

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm Until 8pm on the last Friday of every month

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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