Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 15: Winchester Hoard

A hoard of gold Iron Age jewellery items dating to the Iron Age, found in Winchester, Hampshire in 2000. The items include two gold necklaces, one slightly larger (516g) than the other (332g). There are also two pairs of gold brooches and so the hoard seems to represent a 'his and hers' set of matching jewellery. The style of manufacture indicates a Mediterranean origin of the items, suggesting that they were gifts from the Romans to powerful individuals in Southern Britain.

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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