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The Cuerdale Hoard




The Cuerdale Hoard was discovered on the 15 May 1840, on the Southern bank of a bend of the River Ribble, in Cuerdale on the outskirts of the City of Preston, Lancashire.

The hoard consists of over 8,600 items including silver coins and bullion, and is larger than any hoard so far found in Scandinavia. In fact, the Cuerdale Hoard is the largest Viking silver hoard ever found outside Russia.

The hoard dates to c. 905 AD.

See the British Museum page on the Cuerdale Hoard.

Read the BBC Ancient History in-depth page on the Cuerdale Hoard.

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