10th century Viking ingot found in England

A cigar-shaped, silver ingot dating to the 10th century has been discovered in Shenstone, England. The ingot, thought to be Scandinavian in origin, is believed to have been used as currency.

The silver ingot was discovered by metal detectorist Terry Herbert less than five miles from the site of the Staffordshire Hoard, 1,800 gold and some silver artifacts dating to the Anglo-Saxon era.