FROM JULIUS CAESAR TO BOADICEA

FREE DISPLAY

Open until 6 Nov 2022

A silver Icenian Iron Age coin depicting a horse

Money Gallery

Admission is FREE


This display introduces 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.

 

Iceni coins display in the Money Gallery

Iceni coins display in the Money Gallery

 


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