17th June 2016

17th June 2016 -›

Published: 17/06/2016

We've had a good week on the hoard. On Monday we had a visit from Andrew Fitzpatrick of Leicester University, Phil De Jersey from Guernsey and Peter Le Rossignol, our local goldsmithing expert. Betw...

10th JUNE 2016

10th JUNE 2016 -›

Published: 10/06/2016

You may recall that as I was typing last week's blog my colleagues discovered a new copper alloy object. We still didn't know what it was when I finished but shortly afterwards it was revealed to be ...

3RD JUNE 2016

3RD JUNE 2016 -›

Published: 03/06/2016

Sorry as ever that it's been over a month since the last blog. Usually a new blog is prompted by us finding something great and last few weeks, though productive, haven't seen any new big "wows"....

22ND APRIL 2016

22ND APRIL 2016 -›

Published: 22/04/2016

Just a very quick blog this week. Most of our time has been spent looking at the purse we found recently but we have also found out something interesting on a couple of piece we removed from the hoar...

15th April 2016 -›

Published: 15/04/2016

Throughout the time we've been taking the hoard apart we've constantly been asked if we can see the bags the coins were in and we've always had to say no, they just seem to have been poured into a hol...



Published: 01/04/2016

Sorry as ever that it's been a while since the last post. We've been working like mad getting all the museum sites ready for their opening at Easter. The biggest change for us has been the opening o...

MARCH 4TH 2016

MARCH 4TH 2016 -›

Published: 04/03/2016

We've had an interesting few days on the hoard. Viki and Georgia have been removing coins as usual in an area that didn't look particularly special except that it had a lot of plant material when the...


FEBRUARY 26TH 2016 -›

Published: 26/02/2016

My colleague Viki and I went to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery last week. Pieta Greaves, one of their conservators had invited us over so we could X ray our gold jewellery with their high resoluti...

 February 11th 2016

February 11th 2016 -›

Published: 11/02/2016

I've spent the last few weeks cleaning the gold jewellery that we removed from the hoard late last year. The bulk of this cleaning has been done by hand, picking away at the overlying earth and coppe...

22nd January 2016

22nd January 2016 -›

Published: 22/01/2016

We're up and running on the hoard again with a newly enlarged volunteer team and all's going well. We've removed about thirty three thousand coins now and the remaining hoard still looks alarmingly u...

11th December 2015

11th December 2015 -›

Published: 11/12/2015

Just a quick post this time to wrap up the year. All of us on the hoard team have got various amounts of leave to take this year so things are winding down now....

7th December 2015

7th December 2015 -›

Published: 07/12/2015

Ever since we found the various pieces of gold jewellery within the hoard we've had questions about how they were made and what was inside them. Now that we've taken them out of the hoard we've had t...

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