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The Hallaton Treasure, which can be seen at the Harborough Museum in Leicestershire, was discovered in 2000 by metal detectorist, Ken Wallace, and other volunteers from the Hallaton Fieldwork Group. Along with the Hallaton Fieldwork group, The University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) began excavating what turned out to be one of the most important Iron Age sites in Britain. They discovered over 5,000 glittering coins, mysterious offerings and a beautiful and unique 1st century Roman cavalry helmet as part of what is known as the Hallaton Treasure project.

Further reading:

The Hallaton Treasure: evidence of a new kind of shrine? (Current Archaeology)
The Hallaton Hoard (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
The Iron Age and Roman East Leicestershire Hoards (British Museum)
The Hallaton Treasure (Wikipedia)
Hallaton helmet unveiled after nine-year restoration (BBC News)
Hallaton Roman coin is ‘oldest found in Britain’ (BBC News)

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