Hoard of Viking era treasure found in England


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What a thrill, even if you don't get to keep/sell it.

Ancient jar that may have been used to anoint Anglo-Saxon kings is found after 1,000 years underground in hoard of treasure 'buried to hide it from Vikings'
  • Experts found 'extraordinary' Roman rock crystal jar in Viking-era treasure hoard found buried in Scotland
  • Galloway Hoard has more than 100 objects including bracelets, brooches, a gold ring and a Christian cross
  • Derek McLennan, a retired businessman and metal detectorist, found the stash at Kirkcudbrightshire in 2014
  • The jar was wrapped in delicate gold thread by the finest medieval craftsman in late 8th or early 9th century