Watlington Hoard, Ashmolean

Anna is working as a Project Manager for the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford. Responsible for the National Lottery Heritage Fund Activity Plan relating to the major acquisition of the Watlington Hoard, she oversees, advises and delivers as part of community engagement, outreach & learning and national touring; and manages the consultation, evaluation and research processes with multiple internal and external stakeholders and participants.

The Watlington Hoard was discovered on private land by metal-detectorist James Mather in 2015. Comprising about 200 coins (some of them fragmentary), 7 items of jewellery and 15 ingots (bars of silver), and a rare piece of hack-gold. The find is hugely significant because it contains so many coins of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex (r. 871–899) and his less well known contemporary, Ceolwulf II of Mercia (r. 874–c. 879).

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