Viking Hoard Found in Yorkshire


A large and varied 10th century silver hoard of typical Scandinavian character with international components has been found at Harrogate in Yorkshire. Amateur metal detectorists made the find and immediately notified the authorities.

Thanks to Tim at Walking the Berkshires and Jeff Lanam for the tip-off.


  1. #1 Bob O'H
    July 20, 2007

    Harrogate?! That’s the genteel, middle class bit, no the place for a bit of pillaging. They have flower festivals instead.


  2. #2 Martin R
    July 20, 2007

    *sings* “If you’re going to Harrogate, be sure to wear some looted silver in your hair”.

  3. #3 Tobias
    July 23, 2007

    Fantastic find! Hobby detectorists prove their worth once again.

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