Watch our conservators at work as they painstakingly take the hoard apart, cleaning and conserving the contents as they go.


Location

Location

La Hougue Bie Museum


Opening Times

Dates & Times

05-02-2017 09:00 29-10-2017 17:00 36 Treasure - Revealing the Secrets of the Hoard Sponsored by Benest & Syvret

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La Hougue Bie Museum Jersey Heritage info@jerseyheritage.org DD/MM/YYYY Sun 5 Feb 2017 09:00 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 17:00


Le Catillon II is the World’s largest Celtic coin hoard; it has been estimated that it contains up to 70,000 silver alloy coins plus gold and silver jewellery.   

Sponsored by Benest & Syvret

During the summer of 2012 two men, using metal detectors, discovered ancient treasure in a field in Jersey. This treasure of compacted coins and jewellery had lain hidden for 3,000 years.

For the past two years, conservators have been excavating the hoard and have had some truly amazing finds including gold torques and silver ingots. For the first time, some of this jewellery will be on display in this new exhibition. Visitors will also be able to watch conservators at work as they excavate the coin hoard.

Entry Fee

Normal admission prices charged.  Free for Jersey Heritage members.

Conservation 

See Jersey Heritage Conservator, Neil Mahrer, talk about the coin hoard and what he hopes to discover during the conservation process.

Read the Blog conservation blog.

History 

These coins were made about 2,000 years ago – when Julius Caesar and his Roman legions were conquering and the Channel Islands were changing from a Celtic way of life to a Roman style of living.

Three hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Channel Islands were firmly in the Celtic world. Today we know these areas as Brittany and Normandy and the larger islands are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. The Romans referred to this region as Armorica and the people as Gauls.

Read the full history of the coins.