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Rod fragment: CM.1962-2008

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A section of lead-alloy hexagonal rod, broken at both ends. Although the date listed is uncertain, evidence from the site at Torksey suggests that metalworking took place there in the Viking-Age. This material can be tentatively associated with this activity.

Find spot

  • Torksey, Lincolnshire

Acquisition and important dates

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


500 - 1499 1499

Components of the work

Object: composed of Lead-alloy Weight 3.18 g
Whole Object: Diameter 5 mm Length 21 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1962-2008
Primary reference Number: 183837
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 May 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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