Hallaton Treasure conference -Leicester University, 5th November

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The third annual Treasure conference, held at Leicester university on 5th November is a one day conference focusing on the amazing Hallaton Iron Age Treasure, over 5,000 coins and silver objects including a Roman cavalry helmet. Located by metal detecting, the subsequent excavations revealed an important Iron Age shrine. The conference highlights the latest information about the site and related themes. This year the focus will be on the late Iron Age-Roman transition. With the stunning cavalry helmet and its conservation as a key theme.

Contributors to the conference include:

  • Marilyn Hockey and Fleur Shearman (BritishMuseum): Conserving the Hallaton Helmet
  • Dr Simon James (University of Leicester): The Hallaton Helmet Fragments: What Do They Mean?
  • Frank Hargrave (PhD student, University of Leicester): The Hallaton Shrine in Iron Age Europe
  • Alex Brogden (Silversmith):Making the Hallaton Silver Bowl
  • Prof. Michael Fulford (University of Reading): Calleva: Silchester in the Iron Age
  • Dr Tom Moore (Durham University):The Birth of Kings? Bagendon 'oppidum' and the Iron Age-Roman transition in western England
  • Andy Taylor (Thames Valley Archaeology South) and Kelly Abbott (Wiltshire Conservation): Excavations at North Bersted, Bognor Regis, West Sussex and an Iron Age Warrior Burial

The conference costs £15 including lunch and refreshments. To book please contact Helen Sharp, 01858 821085 or helen.sharp@leics.gov.uk

Contact: helen Sharp 01858 821085

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