The National Gallery. National Gallery. Royal Museums Greenwich: sea, ships, time and the stars. Visit. Welcome to the British Museum. Two hoards and one unknown Viking ruler. Ian Richardson, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum The saying goes that one waits an eternity for a London bus to arrive, only for two to eventually show up at the same time.
Dot Boughton, Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Lancashire and Cumbria, is probably beginning to feel that the same rule applies to Viking silver hoards. It was only in April of this year that a hoard of over 90 coins and hacksilver from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria was reported to Dot. For any FLO, and indeed for the British Museum, which provides expert advice to enable the coroner to hold an inquest into the case (as required under the Treasure Act 1996), this represented a lot of material to work on.
Not since the discovery of the Vale of York hoard almost five years ago had so many Viking-age artefacts and coins from one find been reported as Treasure. A piece of jewellery from the Silverdale Viking hoard Among the many stand-out objects is a coin type none of us had seen before. Visiting. British Museum shop online. Explore. Highlights.
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