Eaton II Hoard by Bronze Age

This hoard of 145 pieces is the largest Late Bronze Age metalwork assemblage recovered from Norfolk at the time of acquisition.


Cast copper alloy
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £15,300)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The hoard contains a wide variety of material including socketed axes, spearheads, gouges, rapier fragments and a possible sword scabbard guard. This may be a 'founder's hoard' with the items gathered to be melted down. Another possibility is that the hoard may represent a ritual deposition within the landscape, perhaps at a sacred spot, as three other late Bronze Age hoards have been found in the vicinity.


Discovered while garden landscaping was being undertaken in Eaton, a suburb of Norwich.

Venue details

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

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