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

Hoards Found in Wiltshire


The Salisbury Hoard. The largest known hoard of iron age and bronze age metal work. The exact circumstance of this find remain unknown, but a large proportion of the original hoard was removed illegally from the the site and sold. The Salisbury Hoard at the British Museum.


The Stanchester Hoard, 1,195 gold and silver roman coins. The hoard was found by a 14 year old.

Recommended reading

I.M. Stead, The Salisbury Hoard

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.