The Skaill Hoard
The Skaill Hoard was discovered by a young boy near St Peter’s Kirk in Sandwick in 1858.
The hoard contained nine brooches, 14 necklets, 27 armlets and an assortment of ingots and silver fragments, together with a number of Anglo-Saxon and Arabic coins and had a total weight of c. 6.8 Kg. It dates to the 10th century.
Several of the items had been nicked to test their quality, suggesting that the objects had passed through several different hands.
See the Orkneyjar web page The Skaill Viking 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