Join Fenwick of Bond Street in store and discover a piece of history.
Found at the end of a four month long excavation beneath Colchester store Williams & Griffin, the Colchester Archaeological Trust have unearthed some Roman treasure, dating from the Boudican uprising. Uncovered last September, just a couple of metres beneath the store’s old towels department which was still trading less than a year ago, was a box filled with gold and silver jewellery.
Consisting of two pairs of earrings, five finger-rings, a loose glass intaglio of a panther, a copper-alloy bulla and a silver coin, it is said that the this collection of gold and silver jewellery was discovered in the floor of a Roman house destroyed by the Boudican raid.
Following the discovery, Fenwick of Bond Street are thrilled to be able to bring the vivid tale of the Boudican uprising in Roman Colchester – the home of one of their sister stores – to life, as this collection of jewellery will be exhibited publicly for the first time from the 19th October until the 8th November.
Alongside the exhibition, jewellery designer Rachel Boston of the BFC’s Rock Vault initiative will be replicating three key pieces of the treasure, giving customers the chance to visit the store and discover the original finds themselves before shopping for a piece of modern history.
Visit Fenwick of Bond Street between the 19th October - 8th November to discover The Fenwick Treasure yourself. "