29 June 2012 - Coin Hoard Blog - Jersey Heritage

Wow, an exciting find we didn't expect! Carrying along the cleaning of the hoard's surface today I saw something that obviously wasn't a coin like the rest.


Wow, an exciting find we didn't expect!  Carrying along the cleaning of the hoard's surface today I saw something that obviously wasn't a coin like the rest.  The coins are made of a mix of silver and large amounts of copper which is why they are coated with green corrosion.  The object just revealed has a shiny silver surface.  When washed back a little further it was revealed to be a piece of silver jewellery, probably a brooch or cloak pin of some type.  It must be almost pure silver as it was uncorroded and needed little more than a wash to reveal its surface.  In previous hoards found in Jersey there was a small amount of similar jewellery, often twisted or broken.  We won't be able to take the new piece out until we begin to systematically take the hoard apart, probably early next year.