[MR] History Blog: Viking-Era Hoard Found on Isle of Man

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 05:52:07 PDT 2021

Noble Friends,

Today the History Blog reports on an exciting Viking-era hoard found on the
Isle of Man by a metal detectorist.

The treasure includes 13 pieces of "hack" silver, bits of precious metal in
the form of arm rings that were cut apart and used as money. In addition
there are 87 coins. The coins date from 990 to 1030 CE, and were minted in
Ireland, England and the Holy Roman Empire. They suggest the Isle of Man
was an important trade crossroads. This is the fourth similar coin hoard
found on Man.

The story is found at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61829 .

Another version was posted on the BBC:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-57841507 .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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