Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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Two Recent Iron Age Coin Hoards from Britain

Sep 13, 2022, 11:00 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Eleanor Ghey (The British Museum )


This paper presents the results of work on two recent finds of British Iron Age coin hoards. A hoard from the New Forest consists of two discrete silver deposits with evidence for deliberate damage and destruction of coinage. It contains a mixture of South Western and Southern coinage, including a number of new types.

The second, the Baddow, Essex hoard, is the largest British gold hoard from recent times, containing 933 coins, 900 of which are of the same type. The homogeneity of the hoard presents an opportunity to study the sequence of coin production within a single deposit. The distribution of coins from the same dies also sheds light on regional networks in the North Thames area and beyond.

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Eleanor Ghey (The British Museum )

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