A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type C And Wheeler Type II
Lot 55
A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type C And Wheeler Type II
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A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type C And Wheeler Type II
9th/Early 10th Century, Probably Norwegian
In excavated condition, with broad fullered single-edged blade, hilt comprising thick ovoidal cross-piece, flat tapering tang, and pommel of tea-cosy form
68 cm. blade, 83.8 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from the Paus Collection in 1944

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 32, pp. 35, 68 and 71, figs. 7 and 14

    For similar examples including one found at Kilmainham, Dublin, and now in the National Museum of Ireland, see Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pp. 39, 40 and 41, illustrated

    See also Jan Petersen, Die Norske Vikingesverd, 1919, p. 79, fig. 75
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