The Hallaton Treasure

Discovered in the year 2000, Hallaton has shown that Leicestershire had extensive links to the Roman world in the years leading up to the Roman invasion of AD 43.

The Hallaton Helmet, silver-gilt repoussé over iron, early 1st century AD. Pin on Pinterest

Roman helmet cheekpiece depicting an emperor riding victoriously above a defeated enemy. The goddess Victory flies behind him. Pin on Pinterest

Silver bowl, early 1st century AD. One of the earliest surviving examples of British silversmithing . Pin on Pinterest

Gold and silver Iron Age and Roman coins. Pin on Pinterest

Copper alloy tankard handle fragment, probably from a large wooden tankard with metal attachments. Pin on Pinterest

Silver-gilt mount, early 1st century AD. Despite being damaged this mount was re-riveted to enable it to be used before being carefully buried at Hallaton. Pin on Pinterest

This internationally important collection of over 5,000 gold and silver Iron Age and Roman coins, a silver-gilt Roman cavalry helmet and other helmet parts, a unique silver bowl, ingots and animal bones was buried at a native Iron Age ritual site around the time of the Roman conquest in the mid-1st century AD.

Find out more and see the Hallaton Treasure at Harborough Museum.