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Hack-gold: CM.163-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Louis the Pious (814-840)




Viking hack-gold, cut from a Carolingian imitative gold solidus, copying Louis the Pious (814-40), probably Frisian, mid-9th century.


History note: Found at Torksey, Lincs., March 2010.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2010-04-26) by Slack, Paul


C.62% fine (specific gravity 14.71)

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Diameter (min) 7.6 mm Diameter 13.7 mm Weight 0.9 g

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.163-2010
Primary reference Number: 199637
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Created: Monday 21 July 2014 Updated: Wednesday 31 March 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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