BORGUNDBorgund Church, Lærdal parish in Sogn & Fjordane
Historical records from 1870 refer to the discovery of three old Norwegian silver coins, 20 old Norwegian bracteates and 10 more recent Danish-Norwegian silver coins under the church. When the Director General of Historic Monuments arranged for an expert examination of the church building in 1964 and 1965 ? nearly one hundred years later ? archaeologists found 686 more coins under the church floor.
|Coins have been found under the floors
of Medieval churches throughout Norway. Scholars debate how the coins happened
to end up there; were they intentionally offered or were they simply lost?
It seems reasonable to suppose both cases, that some coins were offered
while others may have been accidentally lost.
Above: coins found in Borgund Stave Church
Here is a complete overview of the find.