Viking 'Barrel' Trade Weight 025688

Viking 'Barrel' Trade Weight 025688
Viking 'Barrel' Trade Weight
Copper-alloy, 41.47 grams, 25.93 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A cast weight with rounded centre and flat upper and lower faces. The format is based on contemporary Byzantine weights which played a large part in Baltic and Scandinavian trade during the early Middle Ages. Reference: Weber, K. Byzantinische Münzgewichte: Materialkorpus für 1-Nomisma-Gewichte, Schwelm, 2009. Fine condition, ferrous accretions. Provenance: found Wiltshire, UK.


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