Drawing of a Polyhedral Weight

Drawing of a copper alloy polyhedral weight

This drawing is of a polyhedral weight of a type that the Vikings adopted from Middle Eastern cultures and brought back to Europe with them. These weights are very common on Viking Age sites.

Object Type

Weight

Date

circa 800 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Material

Collection

Viking Designs

Keywords

Arabic, copper_alloy, Danelaw, drawing, Economy, Lincolnshire, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, Sleaford, trade, weight

Further information

This object is related to Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
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Acknowledgements

Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme