Polyhedral Weight

A copper alloy polyhedral weight

This copper alloy weight is of a type common within the Scandinavian diaspora. This example has fourteen sides and four dots on each of the rectangular sides. These weights were adopted by the Vikings from Middle Eastern examples and appear to have become a de facto weight standard for traders.

Object Type

Weight

Date

circa 800 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

copper_alloy, Danelaw, Lincolnshire, trade, weight

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
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Acknowledgements

Image (c) Lincolnshire County Council, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme