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Metal detectorists who hid €14m Viking haul of coins and jewels are jailed

WorldNews Friday, 22 November 2019 ()
Metal detectorists who hid €14m Viking haul of coins and jewels are jailedTwo British metal detectorists have been jailed for stealing the “emblematic” Viking-era Leominster Hoard of coins and priceless jewellery worth up to £12 million (€14m) — much of which is still missing. George Powell (38) and Layton Davies (51) failed to declare an “invaluable” collection of buried treasure dating back 1,100 years to the birth of a united English kingdom, during the time of Alfred the Great. The items, many of which were Anglo Saxon but are typical of a Viking burial hoard, were dug up on Herefordshire farmland on June 2nd 2015. It is thought the trove was buried by someone within the Great Viking Army in either 878 or 879, which by then was being forced back east by an...
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