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Silverdale Hoard, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster

Silverdale Hoard, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster
Silverdale Hoard, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster
Silverdale Hoard, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster
Silverdale Hoard, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster
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Silverdale Hoard, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster
Lancaster
Silver arm ring with punched design of three pellets in a triangluar shape. A similarly decorated piece was found in the Cuerdale Hoard - found near Preston in 1840 - which is thought to have been deposited around AD905-910. LANMS.2013.32.1 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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