A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade 10th Century

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Lot 107
A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade
10th Century

Sold for £ 19,975 (US$ 24,228) inc. premium
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
A Rare Viking Sword Of Wheeler Type VII With Single-Edged Blade 10th Century
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