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The silver hoard from Terslev

The silver hoard from Terslev in Zealand contains 6.6 kg of silver, including 1751 coins. 1708 of the coins are of Arab origin. The latest-dated coin is from the year 944 and the hoard was buried in the second half of the tenth century. The objects are neck and arm rings, chains with toiletry accessories and costume jewellery. There is also a drinking service with four Nordic cups and a large embossed bowl, which may come from Persia. A fragment with the Latin inscription ..BATIS.. is from an altar plate (paten).


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