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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. In 1997 some loose objects like coins and rings were found, in 1999 a second treasure , and in 2001 a third, all on the same tiny island.

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Gold & Silver Ingots

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GOPH STUDIOS opal ring - This hand-fabricated collection sets colored gemstones and diamonds in a dance among sterling silver and 18k gold. Crafted by forcing an ingot through a rolling mill until natural cracking occurs, each fissure becomes a focal point--complimented by hand-hammered texture and 18k gold overlays.

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Ernie Lister (Navajo) Ingot Silver Cuff with Red Mountain Turquoise Cuff, Repousse Quarter Moons and Design

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Great Tutorial on making ingots Daniel Icaza Artist & Metalsmith: First Entry: How to Cast an Ingot (Fine Silver Ingot)

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silver | Silver ETFs: More Than Just Poor Man’s Gold

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garnet and ruby cross from the Knights Templar, lost 1307, worth many billions

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Some hoards also contained silver ingots- large bars of silver formed by melting looted silver coins and jewelry. These bars could be used to create new coins, weighed as payment for some goods or fashioned into Viking jewelry

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THE TREASURE OF THE COPPER SCROLL Located to the west of the northern tip of the Dead Sea and near to the town of Kalya is the Qumran archaeological site. On a desert plateau carved by ravines are the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were initially discovered by bedouin in 1946.

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