July 9 – August 31
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. 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.
Celebrate 20 years since the Hallaton Treasure was discovered by viewing our online exhibition, which features brand-new information about the cheekpieces that were discovered with the Hallaton helmet.
Hallaton Treasure Discovery Special Panel Discussion
On Monday 23rd of November as part of the celebrations of 20 years since the Hallaton Treasure was discovered, a special panel discussion was held on Facebook Live, which you can watch below.
This included Ken and Hazel Wallace of the Hallaton Field Work Group, who found the first pieces of the treasure; Vicki Score, Director of ULAS and site director for the Hallaton shrine; Marilyn Hockey, formerly a conservator at the British Museum who worked on the treasure; and Helen Sharp, Curator of Archaeology at Leicestershire County Council.