Viking hoard saved for the nation (England)

The largest Viking hoard found in Britain since the 19th century has been bought by two British museums.

The find, valued at £1,082,000, was discovered in a field in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, by a father and son metal-detector team in January 2007.

After two years of fundraising, the collection has been purchased by the York Museums Trust and the British Museum in London.

It is expected to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum in York next month.

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