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20 Years of the Hallaton Treasure

20 Years of the Hallaton Treasure

One of the most important Iron Age discoveries in Britain

In 2000 metal detectorist, Ken Wallace, and other volunteers from the Hallaton Fieldwork Group made a discovery in a field outside their village in Southeast Leicestershire. This included Iron Age coins, classed as treasure by archaeologists, and Roman pottery.

Along with the Hallaton Fieldwork group, The University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) began excavating what turned out to be one of the most important Iron Age sites in Britain. They discovered over 5,000 coins, mysterious offerings and a beautiful and unique 1st century Roman cavalry helmet.

You can see the riches of the Hallaton hoard in the Treasure Gallery at Harborough Museum. This was made by possible by a series of Funding and Partnerships. To find out more about treasure, visit the Portable Antiquities Scheme website and select the sections below.

Online Exhibition

Our online exhibition lets you learn about the Hallaton Treasure from the comfort of your own home. Use the sections below to find out more, including the brand-new ‘Cheekpieces’ section, which features information about objects which have never been on display in Harborough Museum.

The Helmet

The Hallaton Helmet

The Shrine

The Shrine

The Cheekpieces

A photograph showing Cheekpiece 1 found as part of the Hallaton Treasure

Fantastic Finds

A silver bowl

Ancient Coins

Coins from the Hallaton Hoard

The Guardians

Artist's impression of the Hallaton dogs

Opening hours

Wednesday-Friday: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

Saturday: 10am-3.30pm

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

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Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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