The silver hoards of the Vikings - Nationalmuseet. We can see evidence of the Vikings’ activities abroad from the silver hoards. Many of these hoards contain objects that come from faraway places. The hoards consist mainly of silver goods-the real currency of the Viking Age. Goods were paid for in silver by weight. A few hoards may be votive offerings. Most of the finds seem to be stocks of valuables that were hidden during times of trouble.