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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Viking treasure unearthed in North Yorkshire


A PAIR of metal detectorists stumbled across a fabulous hoard of Viking treasure as they scanned a field in North Yorkshire.

Stuart Campbell and Steve Caswell, who both work in the animal feed business, were checking farmland near Bedale when they came across a stash of gold and silver metalwork dating from the Viking age.

The hoard included an iron sword pommel inlaid with gold foil plaques, four gold hoops from the hilt of the sword and six small gold rivets.

There were also four silver collars and neck-rings, a silver arm-ring, a silver ring fragment, a silver brooch, and 29 silver ingots.

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