Crownthorpe Bronze Vessel hoard (awarded 2020)

In February 2020 the Roman Research Trust generously awarded the lead author of a report on the hoard £2,000 towards the cost of editing and publishing the research as: Sealey, P.R. and Wardley, K.V., 2021. Crownthorpe: A Boudican Hoard of Bronze Vessels from Early Roman Norfolk (East Anglian Archaeology Report 175) (Gressenhall: Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Service).

The hoard was discovered in 1982 by a metal detectorist and is now on display at Norwich Castle Museum. It consists of seven vessels of Roman and late Iron Age pedigree which had been buried at a temple site after the dismantling of the hoard components in what the authors argue was an act of renunciation of the Roman world in the AD 60-61 Boudican Revolt. Both authors of the published report are retired museum professionals and the project was undertaken on a private basis without financial support from any formal archaeological organisation. The text of the report was refereed and accepted for publication by Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Service. The magnanimous grant of the Roman Research Trust enabled the report to be edited and seen through the publication process by Jenny Glazebrook of the East Anglian Archaeology Reports series.