The Vale of York Hoard
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The Vale of York Hoard (previously known as the Harrogate Hoard) was discovered near Harrogate in January 2007. It was an undisturbed tenth-century Viking hoard consisting of over 600 silver coins and other items.
The hoard is the largest to be discovered in western Europe since 1840, when the Cuerdale Hoard was found near Preston in Lancashire
The hoard dates to c.928 AD and includes coins from Samarkand, Afghanistan and Baghdad, and a fragment of a Russian ring, as well as an Irish arm ring. As such, it demonstrates the wide range of contacts in the Viking world.
See also the Current Archaeology page The Harrogate 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