Viking silver ingot trade bar

Viking silver ingot trade bar

Code: 12287


This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver ingot trade bar, dating to the 10th - 12th century A.D. Such objects were frequently produced from larger caches of silver bullion, taken in raids or through trade, and melted down for convenient transportation. This is a smaller bar of around 7 pennies, so probably traded as such.

OBJECT: Bullion trade bar


DATEc. 10th - 12th century A.D.


SIZE: 56mm x 4mm x 4mm

WEIGHT: 9.14 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection