Viking hoard provides new clues to 'previously unknown ruler'
A hoard of 1,000-year-old artefacts including more than 200 coins, ingots & pieces of silver jewellery, found buried in north Lancashire. The British Museum are examining the hoard after it was discovered in a lead pot by a metal detector enthusiast. The hoard buried at a time when the Anglo-Saxons were attempting to take control of the north of England from the Vikings. Contains Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Viking, German & Islamic coins. 201 silver objects, 27 coins, buried 900AD.
A large silver alloy Carolingian lidded vessel, part of the hoard of Viking treasure unearthed by metal-detecting enthusiast Derek McLennan, 47, in one of the most significant finds of its kind ever made in Scotland.
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Viking silver treasure hoard worth £1m unearthed after 1,000 years
Viking Silver jewelry: The highlight of the collection is an intricately carved silver cup, estimated to be worth more than £200,000. It contains 617coins and various silver fragments, ingots and rings. Some of the pieces were from as far away as Afghanistan. The treasure is believed to have belonged to a rich Viking who buried it during the unrest following the conquest of the Viking kingdom of Northumbria in 927 by the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan. The hoard was purchased by 2 British…
In 1996 someone found a Viking hoard at Westerklief on the former island of Wieringen, The Netherlands. The treasure contained Carolingian and Arab coins, bracelets and silver ingots, all buried in an earthenware pot. The coins date the treasure at around 850. Wieringen at that time was a part of Frisia.
Some hoards also contained silver ingots- large bars of silver formed by melting looted silver coins and jewelry. These bars could be used to create new coins, weighed as payment for some goods or fashioned into Viking jewelry