Yorkshire Museum covets Bedale Hoard

In 2012, a "nationally significant" Viking hoard, including a gold sword pommel and silver neck ring, was discovered in Bedale, North Yorkshire. Now the Yorkshire Museum hopes to buy the collection which is valued at UK£51,636.

"This is a spectacular find... which would have been a wealthy Viking's life savings," said curator of archaeology Natalie McCaul. If the museum is unsuccessul in its bid, the Bedale Hoard will go to auction.