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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Themes & Provenance| > |Numismatics| > |Hacksilver| > GA110589
Iberian Celts, Lot of 10 Hacksilver Fragments, c. 300 - 150 B.C.
|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Lot| |of| |10| |Hacksilver| |Fragments,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.|, Hacksilver or hacksilber, are fragments of cut and bent silver items treated as bullion, either for ease of carrying before melting down for re-use, or simply used as currency by weight. It was common in trade until the first century B.C. and again in the middle ages with the Vikings.
GA110589. Hacksilver Lot, cf. Garcia-Bellido 393, Kim and Kroll 66; Van Alfen Hacksilber 85; weights range from 0.698g - 3.960g, $285.00 SALE |PRICE| $257.00


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Kroll, J. "A Small Find of Silver Bullion From Egypt" in AJN 13 (2001), pp. 1-20, pl. 1.
Van Alfen, P. "Herodotus 'Aryandic ' Silver and Bullion use in Persian-Period Egypt" in AJN 16/17 (2004-2005), pp. 7-46, pls. 2-5. (Includes the "Ingot Hoard")
Van Alfen, P., M. Almagro-Gorbea, & P. Ripolles. "A New Celtiberian Hacksilber Hoard, c. 200 BCE" in AJN 20 (2008), pp. 265-293, pls. 65-68.

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