The Bedale Hoard, found by metal detectorists in May 2012
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Yorkshire Museum
 
Culture 24 reports on the appeal by the Yorkshire Museum for the £50,000 needed to secure a Viking hoard for the Nation -
 
The life savings of a Viking, according to the hoard found by metal detectorist Stuart Campbell and his field-traipsing partner last year, included a gold sword pommel, a neck ring and collar, gold rivets, half a silver brooch and no less than 29 silver ingots. Believed to date from more than 1,100 years ago, the Bedale Hoard’s value in understanding 9th century Yorkshire may be priceless. But between now and March, the Yorkshire Museum, where the treasures have gone on display, needs to raise £51,636 to keep it.
 
Visit the Yorkshire Museum appeal here or telephone 01904 687671 to donate.