Tue 6 March, 4.45pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
TICKETS: THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Described by Ashmolean Director, Dr Xa Sturgis, as “one of the most exciting and important acquisitions we have ever made”, the Watlington Hoard was discovered by a metal detectorist in 2015 and consists of over 200 Anglo-Saxon coins and other early medieval artefacts. Dr Julian Baker, Curator of Medieval and Modern Coins, will talk about how the find sheds new light on this turbulent part of our history, when King Alfred was defending Wessex against the Vikings.
Drinks will be served after the lecture.