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Trial Piece: CM.1803-2008

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Current Location: In storage


Viking (Ascribed culture)



A thin section of lead that has been used as a coin trial piece. It has been struck from 'unbroken lunette' dies and clipped to the correct size. It is cracked from the edge to the centre.


History note: Bought for £300

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2008-11-24) by Taylor, Geoffrey


Early Medieval
Inferred 866 - Inferred 875


Struck from dies

Components of the work

Object composed of lead Weight 2.19 g
Whole Object Height 1 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1803-2008
Primary reference Number: 183887
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 May 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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