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Saturday, 19 May 2012

840 Gold Coins Wickham Market Hoard - Archive 2008




The Wickham Market Hoard is a hoard of 840 Iron Age gold staters found in a field at Dallinghoo near Wickham Market, Suffolk,England in March 2008 by car mechanic, Michael Dark using a metal detector.

It was the largest hoard of staters to be found since the Whaddon Chase Iron Age hoard in 1849.
The coins dated from 40 BC–15 AD and, at the time, would have been worth between £500,000–£1,000,000 to the Iceni tribes who inhabited the area.

In June 2011, the hoard was purchased by Ipswich Museum for the sum of £316,000.

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