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A 'SET' OF SIX SMALL VIKING BRONZE WEIGHTS
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A 'SET' OF SIX SMALL VIKING BRONZE WEIGHTS

CIRCA 9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.

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A 'SET' OF SIX SMALL VIKING BRONZE WEIGHTS
CIRCA 9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.
Each of cuboid form with chamfered triangular corners, numbered with dots from one to six and graded in size accordingly
0.5 to 0.8 cm. sq.; 0.933 g. to 3.411 g. (6)
Provenance
Found in Lincolnshire, 1998.
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Lot Essay

It has been suggested that the intriguing arrangement of dots on the 'number 5', with the fifth dot being placed outside the square sections, could be linked to a Viking superstition with the number 5. Cf. Exhibition catalogue, Kings of the North Sea, AD 250-850, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000, p. 145, no. 28 for similar.
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