Reproduction Hacksilver

A selection of hacksilver arm rings

These white metal reproductions of Viking Age hacksilver are typical of hacksilver finds. The Scandinavians had a bullion economy in the Viking Age and paid for goods by weight of silver rather than by using coins with a set monetary value. Arm rings are one example of wearable wealth that could be cut up to pay for goods when needed.

Object Type

Hacksilver

Original/Reproduction

Reproduction

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Keywords

armring, bullion, hacksilver, silver, trade

Further information

Acknowledgements

Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions