This hoard of 145 pieces is the largest Late Bronze Age metalwork assemblage recovered from Norfolk at the time of acquisition.
Eaton II Hoard by Bronze Age, 950750 BC
© Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
- 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.
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