Hoxne is a beautiful and historic Suffolk village and well worth a visit. It is the place where King Edmund was martyred at the hands of the Danes at a site just yards from the market’s venue.
The village is also well known because of the so-called Hoxne Hoard which was discovered by a metal detectorist in 1992. It is the largest hoard of Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain. The treasure consists of 14,865 Roman coins in gold, silver and bronze from the late fourth and early fifth centuries, and approximately 200 items of silver tableware and gold jewellery.
These items now reside in the British Museum in London. In 1993, the items found were valued at £1.75 million, equivalent to around £2.66 million today. A fascinating account of the discovery of the Hoxne Hoard or Treasure, can be found on Wikipedia.
Hoxne today is a busy, friendly village with a good community spirit plus a great village post office and shop and an excellent public house with restaurant.
Photo by Alister Leith