Friday, 19 January 2018

The Hoxne Hoard

When Peter Whatling lost his hammer near Hoxne, Suffolk, he asked a friend with a metal detector to help out. They found something – 14,780 gold and silver coins, along with 200 jewellery items,ornaments and tableware. It was all part of the accumulated wealth of the affluent family of Roman Aurelius Ursicinus. The 1992 discovery brought the two men a finder’s fee of £1.75m.