Yorkshire Museum Hoping to Capture Viking Hoard

Date Posted: 27/03/13

Yorkshire Museum Hoping to Capture Viking Hoard

The Yorkshire Museum in York is already a great attraction to visit for anyone on weekend breaks to the city.

But the museum could be about to add another fascinating find to its exhibition, as it is seeking to raise the funds to obtain a recently discovered hoard of Viking treasure.

The items were found near Bedale in North Yorkshire in May and include a gold sword pommel, a unique silver neck ring and an armlet.

They are currently being kept at the British Museum in London while they await evaluation, but the Yorkshire Museum is hoping to purchase the hoard and put it on display in the near future, reports the BBC.

Andrew Morrison, head curator at the museum, told the news provider: "The artefacts uncovered are typical of a Viking hoard, with the majority of it being silver ingots which were used for currency.

"However the gold sword pommel and a unique silver neck ring are incredibly beautiful and rare finds."

York, or Jorvík as it was then known, was an important Viking settlement in England, dating back to the ninth century.

Many ancient Viking artefacts can already be found at the Yorkshire Museum, along with other items from throughout the region's long and fascinating history.

Posted by Louise Millard

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