Skip to comments.Viking-era 'piggy bank' yields silver treasure
Posted on 04/12/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
A bronze, Viking-era "piggy-bank" containing thousands silver coins dating from the 11th century has been unearthed on the Baltic island of Gotland in what Swedish archaeologists have described as a "fantastic" treasure find.
The silver treasure was found last Thursday during an archaeological examination of a field in Rone, on southern Gotland.
"We had an expert out there with a metal detector who got a signal that he's found something pretty big," Per Widerström, an archaeologist with the Gotland Museum, told The Local.
The same field has yielded previous treasure finds, including a well-known discovery from the 1880s, when a collection of nearly 6,000 coins dating from the 11th century were uncovered.
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--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
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Thanks Pollster1 and Silentgypsy.
I have to wonder what happened. Someone amassed this wealth, the location probably wasn't passed on to anyone who could make use of it.
So when Sven Forkbeard passed away the silver hoard essentially vanished?
You can't take it with you, spend it while you still can!
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