Skip to comments.Hoard of Viking silver coins unearthed in Furness
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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“You can be sure... if it’s Westinghouse.”
Old viking granny dropped her purse on the way to the store.
Alright,bring out the kittens.
I’ve horde that that’s one of the bigger hoards to ever escape the attention of a horde.
I’m guessing Viking grannies didn’t carry purses, just a spear and shield.
Just wait until one of these old hoards are found by a guy with a metal detector on the beach near Hamilton.
Can you imagine Viking Grannies on the Gray Line Tours?
They’d have things whipped into shape.
Yeah, the entire Viking economy went down the toilet when they went off the plundering gold standard.
This kind of money is usually lost at one kind of place...a hoard house.
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.
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.
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