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

Hoards Found in Hertfordshire

St. Albans

The ace up Hertfordshire's sleeve when it comes to hoard discoveries. The Roman city at St. Albans, Verulamium, was one of largest and most important towns in the whole of roman Britain. The original tribal capital of the Catuvellauni was located at Wheathampstead and later reestablished at Verlamion, the town that would become Verulamium. More than 80 hoards have been found in and around St. Albans.


The Essendon Hoard, hoard of iron age gold coins of Tasciovanus, ruler of the Catuvellauni tribe.


The Near-Baldock Hoard, roman jewellery and a votive figurine found by Alan Meek.


The Barkway Hoard, hoard of roman metal work found in 1743. Thought to have come from a temple to the roman god Mars.

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.