Reproduction Scales

Reproduction scales in copper alloy

Scale pan set in copper alloy based on fragments of an arm from Cromwell, Nottinghamshire (DENO 0619F7), a pivot from Northope, Lincolnshire (NLM 6A2893), and a suspension arm and pans based on originals from York and St Peter’s Street, Northampton.

Scales were a common commerical tool and would have been an important part of any exchange whether using a monetary system or a bullion system such as the one that existed in Viking occupied areas of England.

Object Type

Balance

Date

circa 700 — 1300

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Reproduction

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

copper_alloy, Economy, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, reproduction, scales, trade

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme