Viking silver found in field in Ireland

Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Admin

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A silver Viking ring has been found removing stones from a field in Northern Ireland.

Such finds are not usually made in Ireland and it is thought the ring may have originated in Shetland or the Orkney isles which were ruled by Vikings at that time.

Vikings often used jewellery as a form of currency before they adopted coins.

According to University College Cork archaeologist John Sheehan the ring was found close to the remains of a medieval church.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Paul Faith

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