KING’S TROVE FROM BIG DIG

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of 1000-yearold sil­ver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Dan­ish king Har­ald Gorms­son have been found on the eastern Ger­man is­land of Rue­gen in the Baltic Sea.

A sin­gle sil­ver coin was first found in Jan­uary by two am­a­teur ar­chae­ol­o­gists, one of them a 13-year-old boy, in a field near Schaprode.

The state ar­chae­ol­ogy of­fice be­came in­volved and the en­tire trea­sure was un­cov­ered by ex­perts.

“It’s the big­gest trove of such coins in the south­east­ern Baltic re­gion,” a state­ment said.

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