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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverdale_Hoard

The hoard was found in September and contained coins mentioning a King Harthacnut, who was previously unknown. The hoard is believed to date to around the year 900.

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Wasn't there a King Harthacnut of both England and Denmark in the 11th century?
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Wasn't there a King Harthacnut of both England and Denmark in the 11th century?

Yes, but this one is apparently from around 900 or so, and must be a different monarch.

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Wasn't there a King Harthacnut of both England and Denmark in the 11th century?

Yes, but this one is apparently from around 900 or so, and must be a different monarch.


That would be Harthacnut II. If the dating is just a bit off, it could be King Harthacnut I, born around AD 890.

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Wasn't there a King Harthacnut of both England and Denmark in the 11th century?

Yes, but this one is apparently from around 900 or so, and must be a different monarch.


That would be Harthacnut II. If the dating is just a bit off, it could be King Harthacnut I, born around AD 890.

Except this newly discovered Viking king was ruling in Northumbria, not Denmark.

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He's not a new Viking ruler, he's a long since dead Northumbrian!

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Except this newly discovered Viking king was ruling in Northumbria, not Denmark.


How do we know where he took his title from? Does it say Northumbria on the coin? Not saying it is, but it could be Cnut I of Denmark.

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How do we know where he took his title from? Does it say Northumbria on the coin? Not saying it is, but it could be Cnut I of Denmark.

The inscription is AIRDECONUT DNS REX.

In style, it resembles coins minted for Viking rulers in York.

http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2011/12/14/two-hoards-and-one-unknown-viking-ruler/
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