A Rare Sword Of Viking Type, Oakeshott's Type XI
Lot 495
A Rare Sword Of Viking Type, Oakeshott's Type XI
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium
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A Rare Sword Of Viking Type, Oakeshott's Type XI
Mid-10th To Mid-12th Century
In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade with shallow central fuller over most of its length on both sides, the fuller on one side at the forte inlaid in latten with a cross mark between arrowhead-shaped marks, hilt comprising robust very slightly downbent quillons of square section, flat tapering tang, and large Brazil-nut pommel with two flats on either side at the top each inlaid with a small latten cross
92 cm. blade, 109 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • For two swords of very similar type, one in the Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen and the other formerly in the D'Acre Edwards and Ewart Oakeshott Collections, see Ewart Oakseshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 55, XI.3 and p. 61, XI.8
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