Visit and Talk: The Hallaton Treasures
| Harborough Theatre and Harborough Museum
In 2000, metal detectorist Ken Wallace and other volunteers came across Roman pottery in a field outside their village in South-East Leicestershire. What followed were the most important excavations of an Iron Age site in Britain. More than 5,000 silver and gold coins, including the oldest Roman coin found in Britain from 211 BC, and the remains of an ornately decorated Roman helmet were found on the site.
Ken Wallace will bring to life the moment he realised the significance of the site and the excavations that followed under the tutelage of Vicki Score and other professionals from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).
Frank Hargrave, Temporary Keeper at Harborough Museum will speak about the display and interpretation of the Treasure, as well as the significance of exhibiting such an important collection locally.
The talks will be followed by a visit to Harborough Museum to see the Treasures.