Lot 1067: Viking Silver Hoard
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8th-9th century AD. A hoard of Viking Age silver treasure comprising: a barrel-shaped bronze vessel with everted rim, separate base with fixing panels and rivets, hole to the rim; a square-section torc with twisted shank and scrolled terminals; two lozenge-section silver bars in coils; two halves of a hollow silver polyhedral bracelet (?) finial; two silver bracelets, each a round-section rod with expanded hollow terminals; eleven rectangular-section bars of hack-silver; nine D-section ingots of hack-silver; two silver arm-rings with clubbed finials; two bracelet fragments with trial hack-marks prior to final cutting; a crescentic bracelet with twisted shank; twelve cut-halves of Arabic dirham coins of 8th-9th century date; an abraded silver Arabic coin; a flat-section plaque fragment. See discussion in Hårdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study, Acta Archaeologica Lundensia, no.25, Stockholm, 1996. 1.5 kg total, silver: 925 grams, vessel: 20cm (1/2 - 7 3/4"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.