Archaeology South-East


Interview: A Saxon coin hoard from Suffolk

10 July 2018

During excavations over the summer in Suffolk, our archaeologists made the exciting discovery of a Saxon coin hoard.

Saxon coin

The hoard comprised twenty coins and tokens of mixed date, the earliest of which were four Roman nummi of fourth century date. The most numerous were a group of eight silver pennies of Aethelred II, minted between AD 997-1006. These were recovered from a single find spot and have been submitted as Treasure.

Following the discovery and careful excavation of the hoard, one of our senior archaeologists on site, Samara King, was interviewed by the Leslie Dolphin show on BBC Suffolk about the coins, their provenance and discovery, and how many coins you need to find in a group for it to be considered a hoard.