Forged Hack-gold Rod

A forged hack-gold rod found in Torksey, Lincolnshire

This forged hack-gold rod (CM 595-2010) comprises a curved section of gilt copper-alloy. It is square in cross-section and is broken at both ends. It shows that someone near Torksey was trying to con others by passing copper-alloy as gold.

Object Type

Hackgold

Date

circa 800 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Keywords

bullion, copper_alloy, Danelaw Saga, hackgold, Torksey, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

This object is related to Torksey, Lincolnshire.
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