The Fenwick Treasure – a hoard of Roman Gold buried during the Boudican Revolt and discovered in Colchester in 2014
March 14, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In 2014 the Colchester Archeological Trust undertook a major excavation at the Williams and Griffin, now Fenwick, department store on Colchester High Street. The Trust uncovered evidence of the Boudican Revolt, including the remains of a house, which had been destroyed by fire, and the remarkable Fenwick Treasure. The Treasure is a hoard of Roman jewellery and coins which was hurriedly buried under the floor of the house before it was destroyed.
In this talk Philip Wise, who was personally involved in arranging for the Fenwick Treasure to come to Colchester Castle Museum will discuss its significance and what it tells us about life in Colchester at that time.
A museum curator, archaeologist and historian, Philip is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities of London, an Associate Member of the Museum Association and of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
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