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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Furness Hoard Viking treasure on display in Cumbria

A Viking hoard of silver coins and artefacts uncovered in the Cumbrian countryside has gone on display for the first time.
The Furness Hoard of Viking Treasure was found in 2010 at an undisclosed site by a metal detector enthusiast.
The hoard, which includes 92 silver coins, ingots and part of a bracelet, is on display at the Dock Museum in Barrow for one month.
Museum curator Sabine Skae said she hopes to buy the hoard.
Following its discovery, the hoard was declared as treasure, giving museums the rights to acquire it.
Campaigners then started a fundraising appeal to try and keep the treasure within South Cumbria.

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