A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade 10th Century
Lot 107
A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade
10th Century
Sold for £ 19,975 (US$ 25,871) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade 10th Century
A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade
10th Century In excavated condition, with broad blade double-edged towards the rounded point and with a wide shallow fuller along the back-edged on each side, hilt comprising thick arched cross-piece of oval section inlaid with numerous flat silver roundels on each side, flat tapering tang, and lobated pommel incised with pairs of lines and decorated en suite with the cross-piece around the base

Footnotes

  • See R.E. Mortimer Wheeler, London And The Vikings, London Museum Catalogues: No.1, 1927, pp. 31-32, fig. 13, VII; Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pp. 110-113 and pp. 50-51 for an example with a single-edged blade
Activities
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £175,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £175,001 to £3,000,000 the Hammer Price
12.5% from £3,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalogue.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items