Viking silver in County Antrim field declared treasure

Two items of silver found in a field in County Antrim have been declared treasure, Belfast Coroner’s Court has found.

The objects were found by a man with a metal detector in a field on the Soldierstown Road, near Aghalee last year.

He took them to the curator of Armagh County Museum for further examination.

The items, which are more than 1,000 years old, will now go to the British Museum for valuation.

Viking silver in County Antrim field declared treasure