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Silverdale Hoard, Museum of Lancashire, Preston

Silverdale Hoard, Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Silverdale Hoard, Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Silverdale Hoard, Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Silverdale Hoard, Museum of Lancashire, Preston
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Silverdale Hoard, Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Preston
Unpacking the lead pouch that held the Silverdale Viking Hoard, preparing it for exhibition at the Musem of Lancashire in Preston. The exhibition, 'The Silverdale Hoard: the story so far ...' took place in 2014. This spectacular collection of Viking silver was discovered in mid September 2011. It is one of the largest collection of Viking silver found to date and was unearthed by a keen metal detectorist near to the village of Silverdale in North Lancashire. The hoard is believed to have been deposited at approximately the same time as the Cuerdale Hoard, circa 905 AD. The Silverdale Hoard was purchased by Lancashire County Council and displayed at Lancaster City Museum, the Museum of Lancashire and the British Museum. Since then it has undergone careful conservation. These images were taken at Lancaster and Preston in 2013-14 before the conservation work took place.
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