A Medieval Sword Of Viking Type, Peterson's Type X
Lot 496
A Medieval Sword Of Viking Type, Peterson's Type X
£7,000 - 9,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Viking Type, Peterson's Type X
10th Century
In excavated condition, with broad double-edged blade distinctly pattern-welded and with a shallow central fuller over much of its length on each side, hilt comprising thick ovoidal cross-piece, flat tapering tang, and pommel of 'tea-cosy' form
74.2 cm. blade, 88 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • For a very similar sword in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris (inv. no. JPO 2253) see Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pp. 118-119; and another sold at Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour, 16 December 2002, lot 46 (£14,300 including premium)
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