29 Jan – 6 Nov 2022
This display introduced viewers to the fantastic visual world of the Iceni – an Iron Age community that inhabited present-day East Anglia. The captivating imagery on Icenian coins portrays wolves, prancing horses, spiky-haired boars, and hidden faces. These motifs speak of many crucial aspects of Iron Age life: the start of urban life; art and iconography; the nature of sacrificial landscapes; tribal identities and the changing nature of kingship.
The Iceni also have historical significance – this is Boadicea’s tribe who fought against the Roman Empire in AD 60/61. The artefacts in this display provide a perfect opening ground to explore the history of this community.