Silver coins reveal previously unknown Viking ruler

The coroner in Lancashire, England has declared a hoard of Viking silver "treasure." The hoard, discovered by a metal detector enthusiast, consists of 201 coins, including some identifying a previously unknown Viking ruler of northern England, as well as jewelry. (photo)

Lancashire Finds Liaison Officer Dot Boughton said finds of Viking silver were "extremely rare in this area, so this is very exciting". The Lancaster City Museum hopes to retain the collection for display.