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Record ID: LON-EF5AB5
Object type: INGOT
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County: Hampshire
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A possible Early Medieval (Viking) to Modern gold ingot/hack gold, dated to the mid 9th to mid 20th Centuries, AD 850-2000. The ingot is roughly sub-rectangular in shape with one end rounded and the other broken and flat. Dimensions: length: 13.14mm; width: 9.67mm; thickness: 5.83mm; weight: 4.16g. Gold ingots are traditionally difficult to date out of context but they are often attributed to a Viking date. The Vikings had a bullion economy where the purity and weight of the metal were more important than the form. Although this bullion economy primarily utilised silver it …
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 7th December 2021
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Record ID: LON-0335F7
Object type: BEAD
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County: Greater London Authority
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A faceted octagonal biconical garnet bead of uncertain date. The bead is drilled and faceted on the outside. Dimensions: length: 3.36mm; weight: 0.6g
Created on: Thursday 16th January 2020
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2020
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