A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type H And Wheeler Type II
Lot 497
A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type H And Wheeler Type II
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 15,693) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type H And Wheeler Type II
A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type H And Wheeler Type II
9th Century
In excavated condition, with broad pattern-welded double-edged blade with shallow fuller over much of its length on each side (the point laminated on one side), hilt comprising thick ovoidal cross-piece and two-piece 'cocked hat' pommel inlaid overall with close-set vertical silver lines (some losses), the pommel with the remains of its medial strand of twisted silver wire
78.9 cm. blade, 93.5 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • For two related swords in the Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen (inv. nos. C24554 and C24550) see Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pp. 48-51
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