A large treasure of the Vikings was found in Estonia

The Maaleht newspaper reports that recently one of the treasure hunters who wished his name would not be disclosed, found a treasure of the Vikings on one of the abandoned collective farm fields located in the Kharya district (Estonia), which consists of 1312 silver coins. Thus, it is one of the largest in its kind.

Also, among the objects that make up this find, there was a knife and an ax. According to the experts of the Museum of the History of Estonia, the estimates discovered by the treasure hunter dates back to approximately the middle of the XI century.

Most of the coins are minted in a variety of German coin courtyards. Nevertheless, the treasure also contains English, Swedish, Danish, Hungarian, Arab, two Czech and one Italian. Parts of a clay pot were also found on the spot, which served as a vessel for storing the production of Scandinavians.

It is worth noting that such treasures were often buried by the Vikings. Historians believe (among them the largest domestic specialist in this area Aron Gurevich) that when instillation of treasures of the Vikings were far from always guided by the usual considerations for the savings and accumulation of wealth. According to the beliefs of the ancient Scandinavians, coins received by military campaigns are able to “accumulate”, and therefore bring good luck to the one who got them. Thus, such treasures were something like a talisman. In conclusion, we add that such finds carry another “treasure”, because by the origin of the found coins you can determine the trade and military routes of the viking campaigns.