The real journey of discovery begins as we start to look at why the hoard was buried, by whom and when, following clues revealed by the contents of the hoard.


Location

Location

La Hougue Bie Museum


Opening Times

Dates & Times

11-02-2018 10:00 04-11-2018 16:00 36 Treasure - Revealing the Secrets of the Hoard Sponsored by Benest & Syvret

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The story is just beginning…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.

Conservators have now excavated the hoard and found some truly amazing treasures including gold torques and silver ingots.

Now the real journey of discovery begins as we start to look at why the hoard was buried, by whom and when, following clues revealed by the contents of the hoard.

Sponsored by Benest & Syvret

 

 

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.