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.
Viking Age Hoards Viking Age Hoards in Britain 1 - The Ainsbrook Hoard 2 - The Ballaquayle Hoard 3 - The Bedale Hoard 4 - The Bossall Flaxton Hoard 5 - The Bryn Maelgwyn Hoard 6 - The Cuerdale Hoard 7 - The Furness Hoard 8 - The Galloway Hoard 9 - The Glenfaba Hoard 10 - The Goldsborough Hoard 11 - The Halton Moor Hoard 12 - The Huxley Hoard 13 - The Penrith Hoard 14 - The Silverdale Hoard 15 - The Skaill Hoard, Orkney 16 - The Vale of York Hoard 17 - The Warton Hoard 18 - The Watlington Hoard