Reproduction Polyhedral Weights

Four copper alloy polyhedral weights

A group of four polyhedral weights of a type that is common throughout the Viking 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

Reproduction

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Arabic, copper_alloy, Danelaw, Economy, Lincolnshire, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, reproduction, Sleaford, trade, weight

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Find out about Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Acknowledgements

Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme