Hallaton Treasure by Unknown Artist

The Treasure is one of the most extensive archaelogical finds from the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain.


Details

Medium:
Iron, gold, silver, copper alloy, base metal, pottery & animal bone
Dimensions:
Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £300,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

It comprises an elaborate silver-gilded Roman cavalry helmet, over 5000 Late Iron Age coins, and other metal objects including jewellery, military objects and vessels. It was found on a site which was an important religious centre for the Corieltavi, the dominant Iron Age tribe in the East Midlands.

Provenance

The site was discovered in 2000 and the hoard excavated between 2001 and 2003, when the hoard was declared Treasure.

Venue details

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, MARKET HARBOROUGH Leicestershire LE16 7LT 0116 305 3627 www.harboroughmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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