Copper Alloy-Edged Lead Weight (NLM-E6E083)

A circular weight edged with a copper alloy band found in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

A lead weight edged with a copper alloy band. The distinction of weights by embedded objects or other embellishments in various media is a widely recognised feature of some early medieval weights. The object has also been identified as a spindle whorl, though this is less likely. If a weight, it is perhaps an indicator of the Scandinavian bullion economy.

Object Type

Weight

Date

circa 850 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Anglo-Saxon, bullion, copper_alloy, Economy, lead, Lincolnshire, Market_Rasen, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, trade, weight

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme