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Viking silver bar horde found

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    stacking is not a new thang.

    Cool find.

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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool read. Thanks for sharing

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting....Sure is a treasure hunters dream.... And we know we have those dreams. ;) Cheers, RickO

  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @derryb said:
    stacking is not a new thang.

    Cool find.

    And where did that stacking get them? Most likely food for ravens.

    Good to see antiquities were discovered.

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  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice dig. Unearthing the past. Rediscovering silver. How fitting.

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder how much is still in the ground. Maybe I should just move to Europe. ;)

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  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @metalmeister said:
    I wonder how much is still in the ground. Maybe I should just move to Europe. ;)

    Or in the oceans, undiscovered shipwrecks and pirate booty.

    Cool Viking treasure, I especially like the ornate silver bracelets that were hammered flat like bars.

    It's all about what the people want...

  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,238 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting. I thought they’d be bigger.

  • taxmadtaxmad Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭

    @DNADave said:
    Interesting. I thought they’d be bigger.

    A comment uttered through the millennia...

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,018 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 6, 2022 8:29AM

    @cohodk said:

    @derryb said:
    stacking is not a new thang.

    Cool find.

    And where did that stacking get them? Most likely food for ravens.

    Good to see antiquities were discovered.

    Lol

    The silver Outlasted them and their currency by more than 1000 years

    Silver did It’s job. not the hoard’s fault that the owners Didn’t share the insurance policy’s location

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  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 8, 2022 7:05AM

    @derryb said:

    @cohodk said:

    @derryb said:
    stacking is not a new thang.

    Cool find.

    And where did that stacking get them? Most likely food for ravens.

    Good to see antiquities were discovered.

    Lol

    The silver Outlasted them and their currency by more than 1000 years

    Silver did It’s job. not the hoard’s fault that the owners Didn’t share the insurance policy’s location

    Gotta love the personification of silver.

    But I'll play....the silver most likely got them killed. Great insurance!!

    Excuses are tools of the ignorant

    Knowledge is the enemy of fear

  • taxmadtaxmad Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭

    @cohodk said:

    But I'll play....the silver most likely got them killed. Great insurance!!

    Zero basis for that assumption. At most you could assume that it got the prior owner killed - unless you believe their ghost was able to bury it.

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,265 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Silver doesn't make me feel more secure, or promise me better health, or potentially rich beyond my wildest dreams, but I am glad I have what silver I have. Everything in life is a gamble, but you don't have to be stupid, either. Silver has a better prospect of being regarded as a medium of exchange when and if other systems are failing.

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  • ARCOARCO Posts: 4,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, proof positive that silver is a store of value going through the centuries. These Vikings just made this silver some of the most valuable on the planet ounce for ounce.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting and amazing.

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