The Snettisham Treasure

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The Snettisham Hoard, or Snettisham Treasure, is a series of discoveries of Iron Age precious metal, found in the Snettisham area of the English county of Norfolk between 1948 to 1973.

The hoard consists of metal, jet and over 150 complete gold torques dating from BC 70. Though the origins are unknown, it is of a quality to have been the royal treasury of the Iceni.[1]

In 1985 there was also a find of Romano-British jewellery and raw materials buried in a clay pot in AD 155. Though it has no direct connection with the nearby Iron Age finds, it may be evidence of a long tradition of gold- and silver-working in the area.[2][3]

The finds are deposited in Norwich Castle Museum and the British Museum.

References

  1. The Snettisham Treasure. Current Archaeology. Retrieved on June 6, 2006.
  2. The Snettisham Roman Jeweller's Hoard by Catherine Johns (British Museum Press, 1997)
  3. Jeweller's hoard from Snettisham. The British Museum. Retrieved on June 6, 2006.
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