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

Hoards Found in Dorset


The Dorchester Hoard, found in 1936. 22,000 coins found in three Roman vessels.

Okeford Fitzpaine

Hoard of silver Celtic coins found here in 1753. A second hoard was found at the same location in 1788

Fifehead Neville

Hoard of Roman Jewellery found here in 1902.


Hoard of Roman coins found here in 1860.


Turlin Moor Meadow, several hoards of roman coins were found here in between 1833 and 1930.


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.