Silverdale Hoard to go on view

The Silverdale Viking Hoard.
The Silverdale Viking Hoard.
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A major collection of Viking silver that was buried for over 1,000 years is to go on display at Lancaster City Museum.

Known as the Silverdale Hoard, the collection – valued at nearly £110,000 – is made up of more than 200 items believed to date from around 900 AD. The pieces include beautifully crafted jewellery together with coins from several Viking kingdoms of Britain, from Europe and even Arabia.

The hoard had been buried in a lead pouch under a field in Silverdale, where it was discovered by metal detectorist Darren Webster in September 2011.