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The find of a lifetime: Treasure hunter digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins
Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/28/2011 9:00:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Treasure trove: Darren Webster uncovered a 1,000-year-old casket containing 200 pieces of silver jewellery, coins, hacksilver and ingots while using his metal detector in Cumbria... Brian Randall, chairman of the Lune Valley Metal Detecting Club, said: 'We are all thrilled for Darren and wish it was us. 'No one goes out looking for hoards but it's very nice if you do find one.'

...Oxford University anthropology lecturer, Stephen Oppenheimer, said big hoards such as this paint a new picture of what Vikings were doing in England...

Local archaeologist Steve Dickinson, of Ulverston, said the hoard was 'extremely important nationally'.

He said: 'Any hoard is always rare and therefore of national importance but because of its size and detail this is particularly exciting.'

...A spokesperson for Carlisle's Tullie House Museum, where the hoard was originally taken, compared Mr Webster's find to that of the Cuerdale Hoard found on the southern bank of a bend of the River Ribble in 1840, the largest Viking silver hoard in north-western Europe.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: brianrandall; cumbria; darrenwebster; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; oxforduniversity; stephenoppenheimer; stevedickinson; thevikings; ulverston
The find of a lifetime: Treasure hunter digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins
The find of a lifetime: Treasure hunter digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins

1 posted on 10/28/2011 9:00:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The find of a lifetime: Treasure hunter digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins The find of a lifetime: Treasure hunter digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins

2 posted on 10/28/2011 9:01:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 10/28/2011 9:02:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

What a thrill to find such treasure!
Interesting article.


4 posted on 10/28/2011 9:04:48 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: SunkenCiv

UFFDA...my whacky VIKINGS


5 posted on 10/28/2011 9:09:52 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: SunkenCiv

Been meaning to get me one of them metal detectors.


6 posted on 10/28/2011 9:13:56 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for this thread. What is the art work on the coins?


7 posted on 10/28/2011 9:22:44 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice find.

Probably looted from my Welsh ancestors. I want it back.


8 posted on 10/28/2011 9:50:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: SunkenCiv; TheOldLady

I hereby claim said horde in the name of my Viking Kitty ancestors!

TOL will be sending the Chimera along to collect it shortly I’m sure...

;)


9 posted on 10/28/2011 9:51:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart; SunkenCiv
If by "shortly" you mean "sometime tomorrow," we're golden. ;-p

I'm going to bed. Now.
10 posted on 10/28/2011 9:57:25 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

It stayed in the ground a few hundred years. another day ain’t gonna hurt ;)


11 posted on 10/28/2011 10:06:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: SunkenCiv

a lot of notable hordes in englaland in the last couple of years. The anglo-saxon booty hoard was just stunning.


12 posted on 10/28/2011 10:33:37 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: SunkenCiv

It seems like a lot of treasure has been found recently in Great Britan....


13 posted on 10/29/2011 5:06:11 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: SunkenCiv

Vikings - great fighters.....poor money managers. Probably could’ve conquered the world if they’d only opened The First Bank of Lars.


14 posted on 10/29/2011 6:20:05 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Norm Lenhart; SunkenCiv
Here you are, Normie my friend!
Your pack animal for the day. You provide the trappings.
I made him small enough that he can't actually eat you.
You're welcome.




15 posted on 10/29/2011 7:39:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Graewoulf

Probably from the eastern Med, so, Byzantine or Arabic.


16 posted on 10/29/2011 9:09:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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17 posted on 10/29/2011 9:19:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Beautiful workmanship. Whoever left this in the ground must have been slaughtered - along with all his or her family. Their bones are gone ... but this remains, to be found a millennia later.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 9:22:27 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: blueunicorn6

They were largely haard money men.


19 posted on 10/29/2011 10:11:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: worst-case scenario

It could have been buried for temporary hiding; it could have been booty taken during some days-long skimirshing; maybe it’s grave goods; it could even have been in a dwelling which was torched, and the ashpile never got inspected for loot.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 10:16:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MEG33; barbarianbabs; Delta 21; smokingfrog; TheOldLady; Norm Lenhart; WoofDog123; goat granny

Thanks!


21 posted on 10/29/2011 10:23:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“uncovered a 1,000-year-old casket containing 200 pieces of silver jewellery, coins, hacksilver and ingots”

What is the time limit on when it ceases to be grave robbing?


22 posted on 10/29/2011 3:28:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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