The gold treasure from the Viking Age found on the Hoen farm in 1875. (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oldsakssamlingen) The Hoen Treasure is the biggest finding of gold jewelry from the Viking
Silverdale Hoard. Image credit: Museum of Lancashire
Torcs like these necklaces were worn 2000 years ago in Celtic cultures.
In 1996 someone found a Viking hoard at Westerklief on the former island of Wieringen, The Netherlands. The treasure contained Carolingian and Arab coins, bracelets and silver ingots, all buried in an earthenware pot. The coins date the treasure at around 850. Wieringen at that time was a part of Frisia.