A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type L (Variant)
Lot 53
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type L (Variant)
Sold for £6,500 (US$ 10,418) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type L (Variant)
First Half Of The 10th Century
In excavated condition, with pattern-welded tapering double-edged blade with shallow central fuller along both sides, hilt comprising broad arched quillons, flat tapering tang, and pommel (probably missing its upper part) of inverted arch form en suite with the quillons
77.3 cm. blade, 89 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, July 1950

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 27, pp. 35, 67 and 70, figs. 7 and 13

    For a similar example found at Wheelan, County Kildare and now in the National Museum of Ireland, see Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pp. 82 and 83, illustrated

    See also Jan Petersen, De Norske Vikingesverd, 1919, p. 124, fig. 102
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