The Cuerdale Hoard
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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. Until the discovery of the Spillings Hoard the Cuerdale Hoard was the largest Viking silver hoard ever found outside Russia
The hoard dates to c. 905 AD.
The British Museum page on the Cuerdale Hoard
and the BBC Ancient History in-depth page on the Cuerdale Hoard.