Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Furness Hoard Viking treasure on display in Cumbria

Viking silver coins  

The hoard of Viking silver coins and artefacts were discovered in 2010
A Viking hoard of silver coins and artefacts uncovered in the Cumbrian countryside has gone on display for the first time.

The Furness Hoard of Viking Treasure was found in 2010 at an undisclosed site by a metal detector enthusiast.

The hoard, which includes 92 silver coins, ingots and part of a bracelet, is on display at the Dock Museum in Barrow for one month.

Museum curator Sabine Skae said she hopes to buy the hoard.