Part of the extensive Cuerdale Viking Hoard, ‘Vikings:…

Part of the extensive Cuerdale Viking Hoard, ‘Vikings: Rediscover The Legend’ Exhibition, The Riverside Arts Centre Museum, Nottingham, 6.1.18.

Comprising around 7500 coins and 1200 pieces of bullion, it is the largest known Viking hoard from Western Europe. Its contents weigh about 40kg. The hoard comprises a mixture of coins, ingots and hacksilver, mainly from Viking ruled parts of England with some from the Continent and the Islamic world too. It was found beside the River Ribble in Lancashire.