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Silver Hoard

A silver and gold hoard of spoons, coins, ingots and dating from the 4th Century they include several items bearing the Christian Chi Ro symbol.


The hoard illustrated the establishment of invaders, their wealth from trade with the continent and the eventual fall of the Roman Empire coupled with rise of Christianity as a powerful force in the county.

Canterbury Roman Museum

Canterbury Roman Museum,
Butchery Lane,
Kent CT1 2JR


A silver and gold hoard of spoons, coins, ingots and jewellery found during work on Canterbury ring road in 1962. They were probably buried during the turmoil of the end of Roman rule in Britain.

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Roman Britain, The Roman Empire, Significant Historic Events, Artists, Craft Makers and Designers
  • KS3: Local History, Roman Britain, The Roman Empire, History of Art, Craft and Design


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