Viking weight

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Weight
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 14/10/2021
Location: west lindsey, Lincolnshire


This is believed to be a weight for measuring silver bullion during the Norse rule of the “kingdom” of York and Dublin. Weighing 17.63g, it is very close to four units of measure (of 4.43g)) used by the Viking rulers. The cross in the design suggest this ind postdates their conversion to Christianity – the suggested date is AD 875 – 950. It is a Find of Note: Regional Importance.