A fragment of the folding arm pivot from a set of scales found in Northope, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Folding Arm Pivot Fragment (NLM-6A2893)
A fragment of the folding arm pivot from a set of scales found in Northorpe, Lincolnshire
Scales were a common commerical tool and would have been an important part of any exchange whether using a monetary system or a bullion system, such as the one that existed in Viking-occupied areas of England.