An item of gold jewellery from the Fenwick Hoard

Fenwick Hoard (Colchester)

In August 2014 the Colchester Archaeological Trust unearthed a hoard of Roman silver and gold jewellery and coins. Found underneath the Williams and Griffin store on High Street, Colchester, the hoard has been dubbed the “Fenwick Hoard”.


What was found?

The hoard includes: 2 pairs of gold earrings, 1 gold bracelet, 2 gold armlets, 5 gold finger-rings, 1 silver chain and loop, 1 copper-alloy bulla, 1 silver armlet, 2 silver cuff bracelets, 1 glass intaglio, a collection of Roman republican coins, and the remains of a silver pyxis (jewellery box).


Where can I see it?

It is presumed that the hoard was buried during Boudica’s sacking of Colchester in AD 60.

The Fenwick Hoard will be on display at Colchester Castle from Wednesday 23rd March 2016.

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