Viking hoard provides new clues to 'previously unknown ruler'
One of the most important hoards of Viking silver ever found in Britain contains
valuable coins bearing the identity of a previously unknown ruler, it emerged
The “hugely significant” hoard of 1,000-year-old artefacts includes more than
200 coins, ingots and pieces of silver jewellery that was found buried
underground in north Lancashire.
Experts at the British Museum are currently examining the hoard after it was
discovered in a lead pot by a metal detector enthusiast. A coroner will decide
later this week whether it qualifies as treasure.
The hoard was placed in a lead box and buried underground at a time when the
Anglo-Saxons were attempting to wrest control of the north of the country from