Strandby

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Strandby Church.

Strandby is a coastal town in Denmark, located in Region Nordjylland. Its population was 2,337 as of 1.January 2014.[1] It is located at the southern end of Ålbæk Bugt, the bay forming the eastern coast of the northern tip of the North Jutlandic Island, and about 4 km north of Frederikshavn. Strandby has two churches, Strandby Kirke, and a Methodist church.

It has been part of Frederikshavn Municipality since 1970; historically, it was in Elling parish, within Horns Herred hundred, Hjørring County.

The town is served by Strandby railway station, located on the Skagensbanen railway line, with Frederikshavn in the southern end, and Skagen in the northern end.

A significant Viking Age hoard was discovered in a field near Strandby in September 2012, and systematically excavated in May 2013. The hoard consists of 365 items, including a silver Mjölnir pendant, and about 200 coins, including 60 Danish coins, dated to the period of Harald Bluetooth (including the rare korsmønter) and German coins, dated to the period of Otto I and Otto III, placing the hoard to the very end of the 10th or the very beginning of the 11th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danmarks Statistikbank". Statistikbanken.dk. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  2. ^ strandbyskatten.dk; Michael Stokbro Larsen, Danish Teenager, Finds 365 Items From Viking Era Huffington Post, 16 May 2013; Denmark Viking Era Discoveries, Associated Press; Rare trove of Viking coins discovered by amateurs, The Copenhagen Post, 17 May 2013. identified coins date to the 9th to 10th centuries; no coins were placed later than the 990 to 1010 period, suggesting that the hoard was buried very close to the year 1000.

Coordinates: 57°29′37″N 10°29′38″E / 57.49361°N 10.49389°E / 57.49361; 10.49389