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A Folding Scale for the Hack Silver

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Precision work from the Viking workshop

Business in Haithabu was often paid for with hacked silver. These were crushed coins and pieces of jewelry that were weighed on handy scales. The traveling merchants carried these collapsible scales on their belts. Such fine scales were also used for valuable materials such as spices, medicines, pearls and precious stones.

Stop by Matthias Barkmann's stand this weekend and experience how this highly sensitive measuring instrument is made by dealers.

Particularly suitable for: Adults, families, young people, children
Moderation: Matthias Barkmann

Meeting point

The Viking Museum Haithabu consists of an exhibition house and an outdoor area with reconstructed Viking houses. The car park is located near the exhibition center. To get from the parking lot to the reconstructed houses, you should plan a 20-minute walk.

Special notes

Due to the corona pandemic, it is possible that this event will have to be canceled at short notice or that it will take place in a different context. Please inform yourself here on our website about current changes or contact our service: +49 (0) 4621 813 222, .