currency bar

currency bar

n
1. (Historical Terms) a long narrow iron bar, often sword-like or spear-like in shape, dating from the pre-Roman and Roman period in Britain; the purpose of currency bars is not certain, and while they may have been used in trade, they may have had a ritual significance
2. (Archaeology) a long narrow iron bar, often sword-like or spear-like in shape, dating from the pre-Roman and Roman period in Britain; the purpose of currency bars is not certain, and while they may have been used in trade, they may have had a ritual significance
3. (Historical Terms) a metal bar of any of various shapes, used as a form of currency
4. (Archaeology) a metal bar of any of various shapes, used as a form of currency
5. (Currencies) a metal bar of any of various shapes, used as a form of currency
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The hoard included swords - some purposefully bent in offering, as well as daggers, shields, horse bits, chariot wheels, lynch pins, and currency bars.
It also claims a section of Meon Hill, its land rising up to the crest to include part of the Iron Age hillfort site where ancient currency bars lay hidden until discovery last century by Georgian archaeologists.
One Bronze Age leader buried 394 iron currency bars at a re-used camp on Meon Hill.