9th and 10th century Viking coins found in Cumbria, England

A hoard of over 90 silver Viking coins dating to the 9th and 10th centuries was discovered recently by a metal detectorist near Furness, England. (photo)

In addition to the Viking coins, two Arabic coins, ingots and a silver bracelet were found. Dock Museum Director, Sabine Skae said, "It has national significance because hoards from this period are rare and also nothing has been found in such quantity in this area before."