We are delighted that two of our most important Treasure cases have been chosen for the final top 20 Treasure cases, to be featured in the Sunday Telegraph. These have been selected from the many thousands of Treasure cases that have been discovered since the Treasure Act was implemented in September 1997.
Readers will be asked to vote for the ‘Nations favourite’ Treasure case in an on-line poll. Votes are open until 14th may, so please get voting!
Our entries are
The Hallaton Hoard -found in 2001, consisting of an Iron age coin hoard (5000+), Roman cavalry helmet and other rare finds, such as a silver bowl (unique), silver ingots and a wonderful tankard handle. The finds led to the discovery of a very rare Iron age religious site.
The Bosworth Boar – found in 2009, during the Bosworth battlefield survey, the boar is a silver gilt livery badge of Richard III’s household and would have been worn by someone very close to him. Its find spot helped us to identify where he fell in battle.
To vote go to www.telegraph.co.uk and search for Treasure 20.
Look out for blogs on these and other Leicestershire Treasure cases coming soon.