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Viking Double-Edged Sword

Antiquities - Arms and Armour


LOT 0245

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,460 - 4,610
USD ($) 3,730 - 4,970

Opening Bid: £3,000 (EUR 3,457; USD 3,731)
VIKING DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD
9th century AD

A hand-forged double-edge sword with gently tapering blade and broad, rounded point; the hilt fittings of Petersen's Type H with narrow (65mm) lower guard and large D-shaped pommel; the blade with deep fuller to each face, of piled construction with broad, flat-section tang; the lower guard scaphoid in plan with inlaid copper-alloy wires in parallel vertical lines; the upper guard secured to the pommel with two pins to the underside. 884 grams, 89cm overall (35"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From an important German collection; acquired in the 1970s. Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

Literature
See Peirce, I. Swords of the Viking Age, Woodbridge, 2002, p.52-55.

Footnotes
A similarly-decorated example was recovered from the River Maas near Kessel, Noord-Brabant, Holland and published in Peirce (plate V).

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
Antiquities & Coins

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