The Crow Down Hoard by Bronze Age

The Crow Down Hoard comprises five exquisitely fashioned gold ornaments (bracelets and armlets) found on the Lambourn Downs in West Berkshire in 2004.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£35,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

They are the most significant find of prehistoric metalwork ever made in the region. Crown Down is a short distance from the Ridgeway, a strategic route in the Bronze Age, and the Lambourn Seven Barrows, a group of more than 35 separate barrows containing evidence of Bronze Age burials.

Provenance

Discovered on the Lambourn Downs in West Berkshire by a metal detectorist and declared Treasure in 2004.

Venue details

West Berkshire Museum The Wharf, NEWBURY Berkshire RG14 5AS 01635 519562 www.westberks.gov.uk/museum

Entry details

Free to all

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