Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Viking gold hoard found in Denmark

Three metal detectorists recently found the largest Viking gold hoard ever discovered in Denmark. At 900 grams (1.948 pounds), the hoard consists of seven beautifully worked bracelets, six of gold and one of silver. The silver piece weighs about 90 grams.

The group found the pieces in a field in Vejen, which is in Jutland. There’s no doubt the treasure belonged to Viking elite, and the bracelets may have been used by a chief as alliance gifts, or as rewards or oath rings for his men.
A gold chain of 67 grams was found in the area in 1911.

The latest find is almost certainly connected to the chain.

Viking Gold arm ring