Found via The Explorator newsletter is this article from Estonia on a recent find of Viking-era silver coins. I liker the pictured coin - is that a hand? Is is a salute?
A wave? -Editor
Another archaeological find has been made on the island of Saaremaa, just weeks after a major haul including a 1,700-year-old gold bracelet came to light.
The recent find dates from a later era, the viking period, ERR's online news in Estonian reports, and includes a large number of silver coins, according to both the
Heritage Protection Board (Muinsuskaitseamet) and Saaremaa Museum.
As with the earlier treasure trove, the latest find was the work of a metal detector hobbyist, who, in line with Estonian law, informed the authorities.
"We are grateful for the licensed hobby detector, who reported the findings to the Heritage Protection Board, which can now preserve some of the crucial history of
Saaremaa," Saaremaa Museum stated on its social media page (see also gallery below).
Two separate hoards were found. One of these dating to the second half of the 10th century, contained silver coins which came via the Viking trade route which crossed the
Baltic from the present-day Swedish island of Gotland, to Saaremaa's southern coast, and then on to Lääne County and on to present-day Tallinn.
To read the complete article, see:
Another Saaremaa archaeological haul includes viking-era silver
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