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.

Object Type

Balance

Date

circa 700 — 1300

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

bullion, copper_alloy, Economy, lead_alloy, Northorpe, Nottinghamshire, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, scales, trade

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme