Silver Alloy

Honorable Lord Sigvardr Halfdanarson, Shire of Nordenhal

EK Wiki- https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Sigvardr_Halfdanarson

My name is Sigvardr Halfdanarson and this is a project where I developed a silver alloy to mimic a silver alloy in the Cuerdale Hoard. I go into how the alloy would have been made with period tools, and how I created the alloy.

Full information can be found in my Google doc link- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R5dUKIrPzBavFH7CIlrpncZgd0GJVEO-_EVosy20LXA/edit?usp=sharing

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  1. You really made this process understandable for me – someone who knows essentially nothing about working with metal. Very clear and concise. And also a great insight into the way different materials can affect the work we do in making reproductions.

  2. Beautiful alloy! It really looks like the extant finds I’ve seen. Great research, too — I had no idea there was such a disparity in the purity of the different silver alloys found, but it makes sense. So cool that you can trace back which silver comes from which region based on its elemental make-up! And fascinating that the Vikings used different alloys for different parts of the same brooch (it makes chemical sense, but it’s really cool that they knew the properties of the different alloys enough to make that decision). Impressive work; thank you for sharing!

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