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Patrick Silver Armring Fragment

Date made: Viking: 800-1265

Description: During the Viking Age, pieces of jewellery could be used in place of numerous silver coins as payment for goods. This armring is one third of its original size and contains around 78% silver. The shape is known as penannular - a ring whose ends don't meet. This fragment is typical in size, shape, weight and silver content regularly used in Viking times as trading currency or stored wealth. Other similar examples have been found on the Isle of Man and they indicate a wealthy trading community a thousand years ago.

It was found in the west of the Isle of Man by Rob Middleton and declared Treasure Trove.

Measurements: 55mm; 15.84g

Materials: silver

Date found: 4 September 2011

Object name: armring

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2014-0005


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