- Museum number
- Hoard: The Cuerdale Hoard
Two fragments from a silver band arm-ring, together forming the middle part of the band and one tapering side. Both pieces have been flattened and cut off at both ends.
Fragment 1 (larger)
The upper surface is decorated with a diagonal cross with a stamped pellet between each arm, and a vertical row of plain bar stamps. The stamp has a distinctive fault on one side. One nick is visible.
Fragment 2 (smaller)
The upper surface is decorated with a vertical row of plain bar stamps. No nicks are visible.
- Production date
905 (deposited circa)
Width: 7 - 8 millimetres (Fragment 2)
Width: 8 - 13 millimetres (Fragment 1)
Length: 63 millimetres (Fragment 1)
Length: 27 millimetres (Fragment 2)
Weight: 9.39 grammes (Fragment 1)
Weight: 2.91 grammes (Fragment 2)
Thickness: 2 millimetres (Fragment 1)
Thickness: 2 millimetres (Fragment 2)
- Curator's comments
Graham-Campbell 2011, p. 203 on the association between the two fragments:
'These two fragments are linked not only by the nature and arrangement of their stamping, but also by measurement, for the actual cutting and snapping of the band removed the direct evidence for their join. They thus form two separate pieces of hacksilver in the hoard..."
For comment from Graham-Campbell 1980 see 1841,0711.1.
- On display (G41/dc23)
- Exhibition history
2018, 31 Mar-8 Jul, Southport, The Atkinson, Viking: Rediscover the Legend
2017-2018 24 Nov-4 Mar, Nottingham, University of Nottingham Museum, Viking: Rediscover the Legend
2017 19 May-5 Nov, York, Yorkshire Museum, Viking: Rediscover the Legend
2015-2017 20 Mar- 20 Mar, Falmouth, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Viking Voyagers LT Loan
2013 21 Jun-30 Nov, Denmark, Copenhagen, National Museum of Denmark, Viking
1992 26 Dec-1993 14 Mar, Denmark, Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet, Vikings and Christians
1992 1 Sep-15 Nov, Germany, Berlin, Altes Museum, Wikinger, Waräger, Normannen. Die Skandinavier und Europa 800-1200
1992 1 Apr-20 Jul, France, Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Les Vikings... Les Scandinaves et l’Europe 800-1200
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented through the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number