Young Girl Found 1,000-Year-Old Viking Coins in Denmark

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Young Girl Found 1,000-Year-Old Viking Coins in Denmark

While searching with her metal detector the young girl lead to unearthing of nearly 300 silver coins believed to be more than 1,000 years old. Read the amazing story of the young girl who found 1,000-year-old viking coins in Denmark.

The coins were found about eight kilometers from the Fyrkat Viking fortress near the town of Hobro.

Young Girl Found 1,000-Year-Old Viking Coins in Denmark
“A hoard like this is very rare,” says Lars Christian Norbach, the director of the North Jutland Museum

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“A hoard like this is very rare,” says Lars Christian Norbach, the director of the North Jutland Museum, where the artefacts will go on display.

Mr Norbach said the finds were from the same period as the fort, built by King Harald Bluetooth, and would offer more insight into the history of the Vikings.

Young Girl Found 1,000-Year-Old Viking Coins in Denmark
Within the 300 pieces of silver that were found, around 50 were said to be whole coins.

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Within the 300 pieces of silver that were found, around 50 were said to be whole coins. The trove — believed to date back to the 980s — included a mixture of Danish, German and Arab coins, according to archaeologists.

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According to Norbach, there could be a link between the treasure – which the Vikings would bury during wars – and the fort, which burned down during the same period.

Young Girl Found 1,000-Year-Old Viking Coins in Denmark
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The artefacts will go on public display from July at the Aalborg Historical Museum. The girl who made the discovery will receive financial compensation, the amount of which has not been made public.

Young Girl Found 1,000-Year-Old Viking Coins in Denmark, written by Tor Kjolberg

All images © Aalborg Historical Museum