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Cut piece of silver ring money, Whithorn

Description:

Cut end of a piece of diamond-section silver ring money.

 

Silver ring-money is characteristically Norse, and this undecorated piece would date to the late 10th or 11th century. At 6.26 grams it is slightly light for the standard Norse ertog of 8 grams, but comtemporary lead weights also found on the site are seen to deviate from the standard as well.

Accession number:
SR13
Digital Number:
WTAH107A


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