Discovered in suffolk in 1942 the mildenhall treasure is one of the most important collections of late roman silver tableware from the roman empire the objects were found during plowing near mildenhall in suffolk eastern england in january 1942 or 43 and were declared treasure trove in 1946. The mildenhall treasure late roman silver plate from east anglia full article figures data citations like the mildenhall treasure from east anglia the kaiseraugst treasure switzerland and the seuso treasure probably from hungary that we can more fully situate the mildenhall cache in its cultural and artistic context . In 1942 while ploughing a field near mildenhall in suffolk eastern england gordon butcher stumbled upon a hoard of 34 silver objects that he turned over to his boss and owner of the land sydney ford. The roman silver pieces with pagan themes from east anglia were discovered by gordon butcher while ploughing with motor changing agricultural practices during the second world war in january 1942 the ploughman had been the one hired to do the job and he removed the treasure from the ground with help from a tractor
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