|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Viking gold ingot|
Metal detecting in 2002 recovered a rare Late Saxon or Viking period gold ingot. It was declared Treasure in 2003 and purchased by Norwich Castle Museum.
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|Parish:||WEST DEREHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
October 2002. Metal detecting.
Gold ingot, ovoid section (10 by 6mm), length 76mm, roughly rounded ends, pitted extensively on one surface and far less on the other. Weighing 58.26g/2.055oz.
Probably Viking period.
Submitted for consideration as treasure.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 November 2002.
Late Saxon ingot declared Treasure at King's Lynn Coroner's Court, 1 May 2003.
See press cutting (S1) in file.
See Treasure report (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 May 2003.
Late Saxon ingot now NCM.
See note (S3) in file by T. Pestell (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 April 2004.
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- INGOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Treasure will be lost, warns archaeologist. 2 May. |
|<S2>||Unpublished Document: Ager, B.M.. 2003. Treasure Report. |
|<S3>||Unpublished Document: Pestell, T. (NCM). NCM Acc. No. 2004.44. |
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