|In late 2011 Darren Webster, from Carnforth, Lancashire, uncovered more than 200 silver pieces including ornate bracelets, coins and ingots in a lead pot. The silver is now at the British Museum, where experts describe the find as "of national significance".|
Viking hoards are extremely rare. The hoard contained coins bearing the name of a previously-unknown Viking ruler of northern England.
The hoard included 10 complete arm rings, two finger rings, six brooch fragments, a fine wire braid and 141 fragments of chopped-up arm rings and ingots, known as hacksilver.|
It is believed to date to around AD 900, a time of intense conflict between the Anglo-Saxons and the Danish settlers of northern England. The hoard was declared a treasure and valued at £110,000.