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The largest silver hoard in the world was discovered on the Swedish island of Gotland. The site was excavated by archaeologists from Gotland university from 1998-2005 and produced about 67 kilograms of artifacts dated to the 9th century.

The assemblage was purely silver and contained over 14,200 coins, over 500 arm bands and other artifacts hidden beneath the floor of a Viking Age home. Archaeological sites on Gotland have produced more than 700 hoards with over 15,000 silver coins from as far away as the Middle-East.

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