c.AD 400
Hoxne Treasure


In 1992 a treasure consisting of 14,780 gold, silver and bronze coins, and some 200 other gold and silver objects, was discovered in the remains of a wooden chest. It was probably buried in the early 5th century, towards the end of Roman rule in Britain.

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The hoard is now in the British Museum

Further reading

Bland, R. and Johns, C., The Hoxne Treasure: an illustrated introduction, British Museum Press, London 1993.

Johns, C., The Hoxne Late Roman Treasure: Gold Jewellery and Silver Plate, British Museum Press, London 2010