The Lenborough Hoard

Buckinghamshire County Museum1035

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

This hoard of 5,252 Anglo-Saxon pennies of King's AEthelred II and Cnut was buried within a lead parcel for safekeeping in about 1035. It was discovered in 2014 and reported Treasure through the Portable Antiquities Scheme (BUC-7FE6F2). The hoard contains silver coins made at numerous mints across England, and is expected to enlighten our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon economy.


  • Title: The Lenborough Hoard
  • Creator: Buckinghamshire County Museum
  • Date Created: 1035
  • Provenance: Found at Lenborough, Buckinghamshire
  • Registration number: BUC-7FE6F2
  • Material: silver, in lead container
  • Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme

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