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Hoard of Viking silver coins unearthed in Furness
BBC ^ | 1 July 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 07/04/2011 7:38:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A metal detectorist uncovered a Viking hoard of silver coins and artefacts in the Cumbrian countryside.

The collection, which has been provisionally valued at tens of thousands of pounds, was found in an undisclosed site in Furness.

It is being examined by experts at the British Museum and is expected to be declared as treasure.

Experts at Barrow's Dock Museum hope to acquire the hoard and said it was an exciting find for the area.

It consists of 92 silver coins and artefacts including ingots and a silver bracelet. Among the coins is a pair of Arabic dirhams.

Experts believe it is significant evidence of material culture of the 9th and 10th Century Vikings in the peninsula...

British Museum Viking expert Dr Gareth Williams said... "By the mid-950s, most of England had become integrated into a single kingdom, with a regulated coinage, but this part of the north-west was not integrated into the English kingdom until much later, and the hoard reflects that."

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; thevikings; viking; vikings
It has been described as a "fascinating" hoard

Hoard of Viking silver coins unearthed in Furness

1 posted on 07/04/2011 7:38:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/04/2011 7:40:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 07/04/2011 7:41:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“You can be sure... if it’s Westinghouse.”


4 posted on 07/04/2011 7:50:12 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Old viking granny dropped her purse on the way to the store.


5 posted on 07/04/2011 7:52:00 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Fascinating horde:


6 posted on 07/04/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SunkenCiv

Alright,bring out the kittens.


7 posted on 07/04/2011 8:32:13 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Sans Sarah-Bachmann's The One.")
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To: Rebelbase

I’ve horde that that’s one of the bigger hoards to ever escape the attention of a horde.


8 posted on 07/04/2011 8:53:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lockbar

I’m guessing Viking grannies didn’t carry purses, just a spear and shield.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 8:55:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: decimon

Just wait until one of these old hoards are found by a guy with a metal detector on the beach near Hamilton.


10 posted on 07/04/2011 8:57:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can you imagine Viking Grannies on the Gray Line Tours?


11 posted on 07/04/2011 9:00:59 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Sans Sarah-Bachmann's The One.")
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I have to think of everything?!?

12 posted on 07/04/2011 9:04:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Happy Rain

They’d have things whipped into shape.


13 posted on 07/04/2011 9:05:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
No gold?

Wahhhhhh!!

14 posted on 07/04/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: SunkenCiv

They’re mine.


15 posted on 07/04/2011 9:50:38 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: bunkerhill7

Yeah, the entire Viking economy went down the toilet when they went off the plundering gold standard.


16 posted on 07/05/2011 2:38:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Happy Rain
*** Alright,bring out the kittens. ***

(okaaaay)


17 posted on 07/05/2011 3:52:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: SunkenCiv

This kind of money is usually lost at one kind of place...a hoard house.


18 posted on 07/05/2011 3:57:17 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: SunkenCiv

What’s with the green coins? Are they copper?

Not much chance I will find a viking horde here in Ohio, but there is always Tecumseh’s gold. Its supposed to be around Dayton somewhere.


19 posted on 07/05/2011 4:58:50 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: SunkenCiv
Ah, real money.

Thousands of years later, these coins are still valuable. Imagine what a horde of dollars will be worth when some archaeologist digs some up a few hundred years from now.

20 posted on 07/05/2011 6:22:02 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Deer Sunkin Seive:

I have a heet pump, not a furness.

Kin I still git silver coins frum it?

Thankee,

U.M.


21 posted on 07/05/2011 8:52:54 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Lockbar

That old Viking granny must have whoard to get that much coin...


22 posted on 07/05/2011 12:22:40 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Does “declared treasure” mean the government gets to grab it all?


23 posted on 07/05/2011 12:56:16 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SunkenCiv

BTTT


24 posted on 07/05/2011 12:59:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: JimRed

The government has it but the finder (and the landowner if its found on private property) are fully reimbursed at market value


25 posted on 07/05/2011 1:33:19 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: RadiationRomeo

Copper impurities, probably.


26 posted on 07/05/2011 3:33:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mitch86; JimRed

Thanks!


27 posted on 07/05/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Uncle Miltie

;’)


28 posted on 07/05/2011 4:02:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DainBramage

That fits — it’s buried booty.


29 posted on 07/05/2011 4:12:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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