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The Hallaton Treasure: An Iron Age Mystery
Please note that this talk is now fully booked, please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777 to be added to the waiting list. All talks take place in the Performing Arts Studio in the D H Lawrence Pavilion at 1pm. Places are limited so please book in advance with the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. Helen Sharpe, Leicestershire County Council Archaeology Officer The Hallaton Treasure is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the East Midlands. It comprises over 5000 Iron Age and Roman coins, one of the highest quality Roman cavalry helmets ever discovered in Europe, the remains of over 400 pigs and mysterious silver objects. The objects were buried at a native British shrine in the years surrounding the Roman invasion of Britain. This talk explains what was found and what this incredible array of objects can tell us about life in the East Midlands 2000 years ago. The talk will be followed by a chance to handle beautifully preserved gold and silver coins from the Hallaton Treasure and to find out what amazing stories these tiny objects can tell us.
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