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Viking treasure hoard

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Last July, a Viking treasure hoard was discovered by metal detectorist Kath Giles (pictured right) – her fourth find since taking up the hobby only three years ago – on the Isle of Man between Ireland and England. The hoard is made up of 87 Viking silver coins and other artifacts dating from the 990s AD through to the 1030s, and experts believe that the hoard was likely to be someone's personal wealth. Most of the silver coins had been minted in Dublin, Ireland; Germany; and on the Isle of Man itself. The hoard has not been formally valued as yet, but it's likely to be worth thousands.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow!!! Imagine the thrill of finding such treasure. Such is the hope of all treasure hunters. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess all we have are the Minnesota Vikings. Roy

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  • DgilbertDgilbert Posts: 127 ✭✭✭

    Vikings were also settled on the east coast of north America (Newfoundland, Labrador) in the 1020's. Though the settlements did not last, maybe they dropped a coin or two during there stay lol.

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