Scandinavian Viking silver ingot bullion bar

Scandinavian Viking silver ingot bullion bar

Code: 11081


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.

OBJECTBullion Bar

CULTUREScandinavian Viking

DATEc. 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!)