|Material||Silver coins, ingots and jewellery|
|Size||92 silver coins|
|Created||9th and 10th century|
|Present location||Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness|
The Furness Hoard is a hoard of Viking silver coins and other artefacts dating to the 9th and 10th Century that was discovered in Furness, Cumbria, England in May 2011 by an unnamed metal detectorist. The exact location of the find, as well as the names of the finder and the landowner, have not been made public.
This is the largest Viking hoard ever to have been found in the Furness area, and has been described as a "missing link" because it is the first significant archaeological evidence of Norse inhabitation in the area even though many local place names, such as Barrow, Yarlside, Roa[disambiguation needed] and Ormsgill, are Old Norse in origin.
The hoard has been held at the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness since discovery, and the Dock Museum has indicated that it hopes to acquire the hoard after it has been valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee.
- List of hoards in Great Britain
- Cuerdale Hoard
- Penrith Hoard
- Silverdale Hoard
- Vale of York Hoard
- Spillings Hoard
- "Viking coin hoard found in Furness, Cumbria". Portable Antiquities Scheme. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "Hoard of Viking silver coins unearthed in Furness". BBC News. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.