Keys to the Past

Anglo-Saxon Hoard (Hexham)

In 1832 a hoard of about 8000 Anglo-Saxon coins, known as stycas, was found on the west side of the north transept of Hexham Priory. They were in a bronze container, and dated to about AD794 to 834. More coins were found nearby in 1841.

Reference number:N8744
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Legal status:Conservation area

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham


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