Behold the Barbarians' Loot: £1m Viking hoard exhibited for first time
- August 27, 2009 15:44
The largest and most important Viking hoard of jewels and coins found in Britain for over 150 years has gone on display for the first time. Unearthed by a father and son team of treasure hunters in a field, their 2007 find of 617 coins and gilt goodies is dated at more than 1,000 years old. The pair will share its valuation — £1,082,000 — with the landowner. Yorkshire Museum and the British Museum will display the discovery.