A COLLECTION of jewellery and coins, found in a lead container in Lancashire, is set to form the centrepiece of a new year-long display at York's JORVIK viking centre.

The Silverdale Hoard, dating back to around AD 900, will arrive for a year-long exhibition on February 8 2022.

The hoard is one of the largest Viking hoards discovered in the UK, and has been loaned to JORVIK Viking Centre by Lancashire County Musuem Service.

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Containing over 200 pieces, key pieces, including arm rings, hacksilver, ingots and coins, plus the lead container in which they were buried, are to be displayed in dedicated cases in JORVIK's artefacts gallery.

Christine McDonnell, head of collections and archives at the JORVIK Viking Centre, said: "This is the first time since its discovery that the Silverdale Hoard has been displayed outside of Lancashire where it was unearthed by metal detectorist Darren Webster in 2011."

"We're extremely excited to be able host this remarkable collection for the next 12 months.”


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