Record Details

NHER Number:37525
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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Map Sheet:TF60SE

Full description

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 (NWHCM : 2004.44).
See note (S3) in file by T. Pestell (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 April 2004.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • INGOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2003. Treasure Annual Report 2002. pp 49-50; No 36; Fig 36.
---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Unpublished Document: Ager, B.M.. 2003.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Unpublished Document: Pestell, T. (NCM).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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