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

Hoards Found in Norfolk


Gold torcs from the Snettisham Hoard

Above: Gold torcs from the Snettisham Hoard. Photograph courtesy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

The Snettisham Hoard. Large collection of Iron Age gold torcs and coins. Found between 1948 and 1973. One of the largest most impressive hoard discoveries ever.


The Thetford Treasure. Roman gold and silver jewellery, Discovered in 1979.


The Haddiscoe Hoard. A hoard of over 300 silver coins. Thought to have been concealed during the English Civil War.

Morley St Peter

The Morley St Peter Hoard. A hoard of 883 Anglo-Saxon coins found on the 27th January, 1958.


The Howe Hoard, 15 gold and 125 silver coins.


The Eriswell Hoard, 255 iron age silver coins and 72 roman silver coins found in 1972

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.