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Viking Jewelry from Kaupang, Norway - Silver > Weight Ring
Weight Ring

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Price: $49.95
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: M611

Copies are made as a weight silver ring. The weight measures approximately 1/2 inch in diameter. It is cast on the front side directly from the original piece from the Viking Age and is made in Norway.

The original was cast in lead. It is likely that it was produced in Kaupang since similar weights have also been found there. They were used with balance scales by merchants for weighing silver when trading, for paying fines, and for weighing metals for casting. The weight is 8 grams or 1 “ertog”, a unit of weight in the Viking age. Several others weights with the same cylindrical shape have been found in Kaupang, but few with decoration.

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