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23.01.2021

Goldsborough Hoard

A treasure trove of Viking silver discovered by workers digging a sewer in 1859 contains 39 coins and Hax silver made from fragments of brooches and armbands.

Among the coins were three of Anglo-Saxon origin, one of which was a rare Alfred the Great coinage, and two were pennies from the reign of his son Edward the Elder, who was responsible for defeating the Vikings in battle. Tettenhall in 910 AD. All of the remaining coins are dirhams from the Middle East, which were brought to these shores via the Viking trade routes along the rivers of Russia, across the Baltic Sea and Scandinavia, and finally across the North Sea.

 

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