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How to find hoards with a metal detector - How to Find Hoards - Introduction - Suffolk

Hoards Found in Suffolk

A great many hoards have been found in Suffolk, including two of the most important hoards ever discovered in the UK, the Mildenhall treasure and the Hoxne hoard.


The Great Dish, The Mildenhall Treasure

The Great Dish, The Mildenhall Treasure

Above: The Great Dish and other Items from the Mildenhall Treasure. Photos courtesy of Estel Images licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5

The Mildenhall Treasure. Discovered by Sydney Ford and Gordon Butcher in 1942 or 1943. Probably the most important roman treasure ever discovered in the UK. The Great Dish had been damaged by the plough.


A small part of the hoxne treasure

Above: A Reconstruction of the Hoxne treasure chest with a small amount of the treasure inside. Photograph by Mike Peel.

The Hoxne Hoard, one of the largest hoards of roman gold and silver ever discovered. Found by Eric Lawes on the 16th November 1992. Over 14,000 coins and around 200 other items. See the Hoxne treasure at the British Museum



The Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins from the Hoxne Treasure by Peter Guest ISBN: 0714118109

The Hoxne Treasure: An Illustrated Handbook Roger Bland, Catherine Johns ISBN: 0714123013

Treasure Hoards of East Anglia by Mark Mitchels, Countryside Books, ISBN 9781846741470

Hoard Hunting County Guide

Below is a county by county guide to hoard finds. These lists should not be considered exhaustive and new material will be added as more information and sources become available. All of the locations listed should be considered private property until proven otherwise and the proper permissions obtained, preferably in writing, in advance of any visit. Some hoard sites are scheduled ancient monuments, be very sure that any location you wish to metal detect on is not a protected archaeological site.