Silverdale silver Viking hoard declared treasure

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A HOARD of Viking silver found in Silverdale has been declared as treasure by a coroner.

The hoard of 201 coins and pieces of jewellery was found in September by metal detector enthusiast Darren Webster, 39.

It was declared treasure by Lancashire deputy coroner Simon Jones at a hearing today, Friday.

Lancaster City Museum has said it would attempt to keep the hoard in the area once it received an official valuation early in the new year.

Any proceeds of a sale will be divided equally between the landowner and Mr Webster.

For the full story see the Lancaster Guardian on December 22.