This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver bullion bar, dating to the 9th - 10th century A.D. These bars were used in the bullion economy, made from melted down coins and silver objects. This bar would weigh in at around 15 Dirhams or 28 Saxon pennies. These bars are usually found in treasure hoards along with coinage or hack silver objects. See also DUR-DFF172, SWYOR-F740C5 and CAM-D50DC2 for further discussion.
OBJECT: Bullion Bar
CULTURE: Scandinavian Viking
DATE: c. 9th - 10th century A.D.
SIZE: 86mm x 12mm x 7mm
WEIGHT: 41.19 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection (this is not a British find!)
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