A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type E
Lot 56
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type E
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,721) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type E
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type E
9th/10th Century, Probably Norwegian
In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade (lower third missing) with shallow central fuller over its entire length on both sides, hilt comprising thick ovoidal cross-piece decorated with numerous small holes against a vertically hatched ground and retaining faint traces of original silver inlay, flat tapering tang, and two-piece pommel of trilobate form decorated en suite with the cross-piece
52.4 cm. blade, 68.3 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from the Paus Collection in 1944

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 30, pp. 35, 68 and 71, figs. 7 and 14

    For an almost identical example considered by Petersen to be associated with the Trondheim region of Norway see Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, p. 46, illustrated
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