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Viking Hoard Volume 56 Number 6, November/December 2003
by Jarrett A. Lobell


(© and courtesy Manx National Heritage) [LARGER IMAGE]

The largest and best-quality Viking hoard yet found on the Isle of Man has been discovered by a metal detectorist who immediately reported the find, allowing it to be properly excavated. The Glenfaba silver hoard is also the most varied cache to date, containing 464 coins of Hiberno-Norse and Anglo-Saxon type, 25 ingots, and a large silver armlet, found with fragments of its original container. After being conserved, the hoard will be displayed at the island's Manx Museum.

© 2003 by the Archaeological Institute of America