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Thursday, 14 June 2012
Furness Viking treasure appeal reaches £50,000 target
A museum has raised almost £50,000 to keep a hoard of Viking treasure in Cumbria, where it was found.
A metal detector enthusiast found the 92 silver coins and ingots near Stainton, Dalton, in 2010.
Barrow Dock Museum launched an appeal to buy the treasure and it has now hit its target.
The hoard was officially declared treasure, giving museums the rights to buy the haul. Museum curator Sabine Skae said she was "over the moon".
Posted by googy at 18:18