A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type I And Wheeler Type III

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Lot 123
A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type I And Wheeler Type III
9th/10th Century

Sold for £ 8,400 (US$ 10,574) inc. premium
A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type I And Wheeler Type III
9th/10th Century
In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged pattern-welded blade with central fuller over its entire length on both sides, hilt comprising short ovoidal guard inlaid along each side with punched copper-alloy crosses between vertical copper-alloy lines punched with small dotted circles, flat tapering tang, and two-piece pommel of trilobate form retaining its medial strand of twisted silver wire, the lower part inlaid in silver en suite with the guard, the upper part inlaid overall with silver lines, strapwork and ropework
80.7 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • See J.G. Peirce, Swords of the Viking Age, 2002, p. 18, 102-107
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A Rare Viking Sword Of Peterson Type I And Wheeler Type III
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