Conference - Crisis or continuity? Hoarding and deposition in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and beyond

This conference arises out of the work of the Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain Project, a three-year joint research initiative between the British Museum and the University of Leicester, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The conference will explore the deposition and hoarding of coins and other artifacts in later prehistoric and Roman Britain and Europe, and will critically re-examine the evidence for social, economic and political instability during the third century AD. Among the many topics the papers will cover are an assessment of ‘ritual’ deposition in the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age; hoarding and social status at rural sites in the Romano-British countryside; the Piercebridge Roman river metalwork deposits; the significance of landscape in the deposition of Iron Age and Roman coin hoards; social, political and economic changes in Britain and the Continent in the 3rd century AD; Carausius, Allectus and the British Empire; and hoarding patterns and monetary change.

Details of the conference are now ‘live’ on the BM events webpage

And also on the hoarding project website

The conference is over Friday and Saturday 11 - 12 March. It is free, but booking is essential.

In addition to the main conference, on the evening of Friday 11 March from 18.30 to 19.30 PM, there will also be a ticketed free public lecture at the British Museum by Dr Philip de Jersey, entitled Jersey, Treasure Island: discovering the world's largest hoard of Celtic coins. Again, booking will be essential.