Saturday, November 26, 2011

Furness Hoard

English metal detectorists are finding ancient hoards so fast that it is hard to keep them all straight. This Viking hoard, from the Furness Peninsula in Cumbria, northern England, seems to be different from another Cumbrian hoard announced last month, which I blogged about here. Preliminary analysis dates this hoard to around AD 955, when Vikings in the area were under attack by King Athelstan of England.

1 comment:

Cynthia Ravinski said...

I'm blogging about the Furness Hoard next week, and I almost got it mixed up with the Lancashire hoard as well.