The Spillings hoard - Gotland`s Role in Viking Age World Trade. Editor Ann-Marie Pettersson. 204 pages, ill.
In 1999, the worlds biggest silver hoard from Viking Age was unearthed on the island of Gotland, situated in the middle of the Baltic Sea. The hoard, weighting 67 kilos and containing more then 14 200 Arabic coins, was found by pure chance, as often is.
This book, wriitten by six different experts, accounts for the hoard, the findspot and contacts with the surrounding world, as well as for how the hoard has influenced people living in the neighbourhood.