23rd March 2017

23rd March 2017 -›

Published: 23/03/2017

What you see in this picture is the untreated remnant of the Catillon II hoard. Out of almost seventy thousand coins we have a couple of hundred left in two tiny cardboard boxes. They will be cleane...

21st FEBRUARY 2017

21st FEBRUARY 2017 -›

Published: 21/02/2017

That's it, the hoard's gone. Observant followers of this blog will probably already know it's actually been gone a month and I've been habitually tardy with the blogging. I would say in my defense t...

18th January 2017

18th January 2017 -›

Published: 18/01/2017

Happy New Year from the coin team. It's all change here at the moment as Viki is off to Lancashire for her PhD at the end of the week and that will coincide with the separation of the last few coins ...


14th DECEMBER -›

Published: 14/12/2016

Another year gone on the hoard project and we are really close to the end of the disassembly now. We decided to pace ourselves and not rush to finish it by the end of the year but even at our more ca...


NOVEMBER 18TH 2016 -›

Published: 18/11/2016

We were very lucky a little while ago to have a visit from Sally Ann Spence of Oxford University's Museum of Natural History. It's the first time we've had any expert have a look at the arthropods we...

4th NOVEMBER 2016

4th NOVEMBER 2016 -›

Published: 04/11/2016

We're really getting down to the bottom of the hoard now in many areas and we've removed over 61,000 coins in total. After flip flopping about whether we'd get near the original estimated total of 70...


14TH OCTOBER 2016 -›

Published: 14/10/2016

Sorry if it's been a bit thin on blogs recently. The problem is that they are usually written as the result of some recent find in the hoard or notable milestone in the project. Our trouble of late ...

29th SEPTEMBER 2016

29th SEPTEMBER 2016 -›

Published: 29/09/2016

I went to London last week to film a piece for Digging For Britain for the BBC. It all went very smoothly and I look forward to seeing it, probably in December apparently....

16th September 2016

16th September 2016 -›

Published: 16/09/2016

Hello everyone, back tanned and refreshed after my summer break I return to find out that my colleagues have been stealing the limelight in my absence. Last week they removed coin number 54592, which...


8TH AUGUST 2016 -›

Published: 08/08/2016

You may have seen in the last blog, all those weeks ago, that we were waiting to deal with a bag of bracelets that we'd found. The textile of the bag is so fragile and rare that it is really importan...

26 July 2016

26 July 2016 -›

Published: 26/07/2016

A good couple of weeks. First we had a visit from leading historians and archaeologists from Britain and France to discuss the future of the hoard project and then we've discovered a bag of bracelets...

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