Scandinavian Viking silver ingot bullion bar öre

Scandinavian Viking silver ingot bullion bar öre

Code: 11073


This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver bullion bar of an öre, dating to the 9th - 10th century A.D. These bars were used in the bullion economy, made from melted down coins and silver objects.  Kruse (1988, 286) states that the standard weight unit of Scandinavia was the mark, which was divided into three öre, each of which consisted of three örtugarThe weight of an öre was c21-26g, and the örtugar 7.8-8.6g (ibid, 288-9). As such, the closest corresponding weight unit for this ingot would be that of an öre of 23.57 grams. It is an excellent example of a type of item often found buried in treasure hoards of a Viking age date, see also DUR-DFF172, SWYOR-F740C5 and CAM-D50DC2 for further discussion.

OBJECTBullion Bar

CULTUREScandinavian Viking

DATEc. 9th - 10th century A.D.


SIZE: 60mm x 10mm x 6mm 

WEIGHT:  23.57 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection