One Viking style Hack Silver bar 950 sterling+ solid silver bullion. Arm band preformed, about 4″ long, 1/4″x1/4 54 grams, almost 2 oz! Hand made by me in 2022. Last 2 photos of actual historical museum pieces- (NOT included). Place in cart and request total. A silver-based economy developed in the 9th century. Lacking minted coins, Vikings. Based trading, using hacksilver. The earliest silver ingots that were used as currency were forged. Silver was very important in the Viking Age. The metal was easy to mould, cut, and its near indestructible nature allowed Vikings, and other groups, to hoard it underground. Silver fragments of arm-rings, coins, ingots, rods, etc. That have been purposely cut are referred to as’hacksilver’. The image above shows several pieces of hacksilver that were found as a part of a silver hoard in Kaupang. The numerous hoards of hacksilver that have been found across the Viking world indicate that fragmented silver was used as currency, and that the price of an object was paid for by the weight and quality of silver. The images below show a set of bronze scales and weights used in the Viking Age. This bullion economy was based on Islamic influences, and it quickly spread from Russia to the Jutlandic Peninsula by the end of the 9th century. Cut Islamic dirhams weren’t an unusual occurrence in silver hoards. The spread of Islamic dirhams has circulated all throughout the Viking world, and new evidence has shown that dirhams have even been found at the Torksey, a winter camp for the Great Army from AD 872- 873. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles”. The seller is “ewswart” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Cayman Islands, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay.
Viking style Hack Silver arm band preform 950 sterling+ solid silver bullion
Posted by admin on September 28, 2022