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More viking treasure found in north of Island

Fri, 28 Jun 2013

Viking artifacts found in a field in Andreas have been declared treasure trove.

Two ingots and a broach which are over a thousand years old were unearthed last April.

At a treasure trove inquest this week it was determined the three items date back to sometime between 930 and 980 AD.

The discovery was made by a man sweeping the area with his metal detector.

No value has as yet been placed on the items, but previous hordes have come with large price tags once valued.

Manx National heritage Curator Alison Fox explained why the Island is such a hot spot for treasure finds:



  • MNH Curator, Alison Fox

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