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The Hallaton Treasure

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What is the Treasure?

In 2000 metal detectorist, Ken Wallace, and other volunteers from the Hallaton Fieldwork Group came across some Roman pottery 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 five thousand silver and gold coins, the remains of an ornately decorated Roman silver-gilt helmet and some mysterious silver finds.
The Treasure was found near the village of Hallaton in south east Leicestershire in what was once an Iron Age shrine.
Ken WallaceHallaton Fieldwork group
Ken Wallace and Members of the Hallaton Fieldwork Group
© University of Leicester Archaeological Services

Where is the Treasure?

Explore the world of the ancient Britons in the new Hallaton Treasure Gallery at Harborough Museum through illustrated displays, computer interactives and film footage.
There is also a Hallaton Treasure Travelling Exhibition, and an exhibiton at Hallaton Museum.

Contact Harborough Museum
Address
: Harborough Museum. Leicestershire County Council, The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7LT
Find us on the first floor of the council offices. Location Map
Telephone: 0116 305 3627. Email: harboroughmuseum@leics.gov.uk
Open: Tuesday 10am - 6pm, Wednesday 1pm - 6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, and Bank Holidays
See our Opening Hours Page

Page Last Updated: 16 May 2014