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.
- circa 800 — 1000
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- Arabic, copper_alloy, Danelaw, Economy, Lincolnshire, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, reproduction, trade, weight
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Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions