Roman Britain (Latin: Britannia) was the area of the island of Great Britain governed by the Roman Empire from 55 BC to 410 AD. There are many stunning Roman…
Gold buckle from the Thetford treasure Roman Britain, 4th century ADFrom Thetford, Norfolk A dancing satyr This gold belt buckle is part of a remarkable hoard of late-Roman gold jewellery and silver tableware found near Thetford, Norfolk, in 1979. The figure on the plate is a dancing satyr holding a bunch of grapes. Two horses’ heads form the loop or bow. The buckle is one of a number of explicitly pagan items in the treasure, which was buried around AD 390, by which time the Roman ...
This hoard of Roman coins was found by a young boy digging in his back garden one evening in Muswell Hill, London in 1928. He had reached a depth of about 4 feet before he struck what was thought to be two pottery bowls embedded in the clay. The 654 silver coins (41 of which are now in the Museum) suggest that the hoard was buried in or shortly after AD 209.