Treasure at the Treasure House

A look at some of our newest collections

The Treasure House

The East Riding Museum Service is home to a great collection of archaeological finds. Each of our Museums has its own specialist collection, such as maritime treasures at Goole to significant artworks in Beverley. We also store and protect a number of items in our environmentally-controlled store room at the Treasure House, Beverley, which has recently acquired three small but significant additions to its archaeological collections. These range in date from the Bronze Age to Tudor times.

Silver Dress Hook

A silver dress hook (used to fasten a tunic), decorated with beads of silver wire was a metal detecting find at Wilberfoss in 2018. This has incised decoration in the centre and dates to about 1500-1650. The item was purchased from the British Museum after being declared Treasure.

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Bronze Age Scrap Hoard

This small Bronze Age scrap hoard metal was detected on land at Skirpenbeck, also in 2018. Much of this consists of pieces of ingots and casting waste and this was presumably a metal worker's hoard. However, it also includes a rather fine fragment of a socketed and ribbed spearhead. The hoard is thought to date to around 1150-800BC.

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Anglo-Saxon Brooch

We also received a donation of part of an Anglo-Saxon brooch, found at Thwing. Dating to around 800-1000, it has a beautiful design of a bird and branch in the centre, with traces of red and blue enamel that once covered the whole surface.

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