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.
- circa 800 — 1000
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- copper_alloy, Danelaw, Lincolnshire, trade, weight
You can see the original at Private Ownership.
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