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Hacksilver (Hacksilber)

Hacksilver or hacksilber, is ancient silver disks, bars, rods, foil, and broken and cut fragments of those forms and also of coins, jewelry or other silver items used as a medium of exchange by weight. It was common in trade beginning at the end of the Iron Age, c. 1200 B.C. in the Levant, and lasted until the first century B.C., were it was used by the Celts and other tribal people in Hispania and Gaul. It was used again in the Middle Ages by the Vikings. For more information, see our Hacksilver page in NumisWiki.

Iberia, Hackgold and Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberia,| |Hackgold| |and| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||Lot|
 
CE96076. Mixed Lot, See Maria Paz Garcia-Bellido (2011), "Hackgold and Hacksilber in protomonetary Iberia", one piece of gold hackgold (2.28g) and two pieces of hacksilver (2.27 and 1.23g), all found in Spain, three pieces in lot; $490.00 (401.80)


Iberia, Hacksilver Cube and Three Cut Bronze Bar Ingots, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberia,| |Hacksilver| |Cube| |and| |Three| |Cut| |Bronze| |Bar| |Ingots,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|
 
LT96804. silver: see Garcia-Bellido, 24.99g, 15.2mm; bronze: cf. Alvarez-Burgos P35, (1) 20.66g, 16.2mm; silver (2) 22.81, 17.5mm, (3) 30.4g, 17.8mm, bronze cut from larger pieces; all four pieces found in Spain, $230.00 (188.60)


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|
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.
CE96111. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Kim and Kroll 59, Van Alfen Hacksilber 53 ff.; 20.883g, 21.1mm long; perhaps cut from a disk ingot, $190.00 (155.80)


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|
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.
CE95745. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Garcia-Bellido 393, Kim and Kroll 66; Van Alfen Hacksilber 85, cut from a bar or disc ingot; 11.75g, 24.1mm long, weight 11.752 g, maximum diameter 24.1 mm, $130.00 (106.60)


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|NEW
Hacksilver or hacksilber, is ancient silver disks, bars, rods, foil, and broken and cut fragments of those forms and also of coins, jewelry or other silver items used as a medium of exchange by weight. It was common in trade beginning at the end of the Iron Age, c. 1200 B.C. in the Levant, and lasted until the first century B.C., were it was used by the Celts and other tribal people in Hispania and Gaul. It was used again in the Middle Ages by the Vikings.
CE97576. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Kim and Kroll 55; Garcia-Bellido 393, fragment broken and cut from a bar or disk ingot, 9.199g, 21.2mm long, $110.00 (90.20)


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|NEW
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.
CE97982. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Van Alfen Hacksilber 57, Kim and Kroll 59, Garcia-Bellido 393; 8.349g, 19.3mm long, $110.00 (90.20)


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|NEW
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.
CE98372. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Van Alfen Hacksilber 54, Kim and Kroll 59; Garcia-Bellido 393, cut on five sides from bar ingot; 3.805g, 11.3mm, weight 8.179 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 0o, $110.00 (90.20) ON RESERVE


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|NEW
Hacksilver or hacksilber, is ancient silver disks, bars, rods, foil, and broken and cut fragments of those forms and also of coins, jewelry or other silver items used as a medium of exchange by weight. It was common in trade beginning at the end of the Iron Age, c. 1200 B.C. in the Levant, and lasted until the first century B.C., were it was used by the Celts and other tribal people in Hispania and Gaul. It was used again in the Middle Ages by the Vikings.
CE97577. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Van Alfen Hacksilber 57, Kim and Kroll 54, Garcia-Bellido 393, irregular shape with many casting bubbles, 8.713g, 28.0mm, $100.00 (82.00)


Iberian Celts, Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Hacksilver,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.||fragment|
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.
CE96110. Hacksilver fragment, cf. Kim and Kroll 59; Van Alfen Hacksilber 53 ff., Garcia-Bellido 393; 1.704gm, 13.0mm long, weight 6.063 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, c. 300 - 150 B.C.; ex Moneta Numismatic Services; $70.00 (57.40)







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REFERENCES|

Garcia-Bellido, M. "Hackgold and Hacksilber in protomonetary Iberia" in Garcia-Bellido Barter (2011), pp. 121-135.
Gitler, H. "A Hacksilber and Cut Athenian Tetradrachm Hoard from the Environs of Samaria: Late Fourth Century BCE" in INR 1 (2006), pp. 5-14, pls. 1-2.
Golani, A. & B. Sass. "Three Seventh-Century B. C. E. Hoards of Silver Jewelry from Tel Miqne-Ekron" in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research No. 311 (Aug 1998), pp. 57-81.
Kim, H. "Archaic Coinage as Evidence for the Use of Money" in in Money and its Uses in the Ancient Greek World. (Oxford, 2001), pp. 7 - 21, pl. 1.1.
Kim, H. & J. Kroll. "A Hoard of Archaic Coin of Colophon and Unminted Silver (CH I.3)" in AJN 20 (2008), pp. 53-103, pls. 12-36.
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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