A Rare Viking Sword of Petersen Type K And Wheeler Type IV
Lot 106
A Rare Viking Sword of Petersen Type K And Wheeler Type IV
9th/10th Century
Sold for £ 17,500 (US$ 24,270) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Viking Sword of Petersen Type K And Wheeler Type IV
9th/10th Century
In excavated condition, with broad slightly tapering double-edged blade with central fuller over each side to the point (minor repairs, probably reshaped), the forte on one side with latten-inlaid ornamentally knotted double circle, stars and small circles, silver-inlaid scrollwork and further pairs of small latten-inlaid circles beyond, hilt comprising thick ovoidal cross-piece chiselled with ropework, flat tapering tang, and pommel en suite with the cross-piece and pierced with two holes for the missing upper section
76.4 cm. blade, 88.4 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • See Ian Peirce, Swords of the Viking Age, 2002, pp. 63-73
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