300 Silver Coins of Danish, Arab and Germanic origin found

In summary, a young girl using a metal detector unearthed a rare trove of nearly 300 silver coins believed to be over 1,000 years old near a Viking fortress site in Denmark. These artifacts will be displayed at a museum, with archaeologists calling the discovery incredibly exciting due to its proximity to a Viking castle. This conversation also briefly mentions working with metal detectors as a hobby and in security.
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1,000-year-old Viking coins unearthed by young girl with metal detector
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Fri, April 21, 2023 at 6:40 AM EDT

Nearly 300 silver coins believed to be more than 1,000 years old have been discovered near a Viking fortress site in northwestern Denmark, a museum said Thursday.

The rare trove -- lying in two spots not far apart -- was unearthed by a young girl who was metal detecting in a cornfield last autumn.

"A hoard like this is very rare," Lars Christian Norbach, director of the North Jutland museum where the artifacts will go on display, told AFP.

"The two silver treasures in themselves represent an absolutely fantastic story, but to find them buried in a settlement just eight kilometers from Harald Bluetooth's Viking castle Fyrkat is incredibly exciting," museum archaeologist and curator Torben Trier Christiansen said in a statement.

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Not as a hobby, but I work in security. :wink:
 
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