A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type M And Wheeler Type I

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Lot 52
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type M And Wheeler Type I
Mid-9th To Mid-10th Century

Sold for £ 7,750 (US$ 10,315) inc. premium
A Viking Sword Of Petersen Type M And Wheeler Type I
Mid-9th To Mid-10th Century
In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade with shallow central fuller over half its length on both sides, hilt comprising slightly arched quillons tapering towards the tips, flat tapering tang flattened at the top to form a button, and flat ovoidal pommel en suite with the quillons
73 cm. blade, 84.4 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Næser Collection

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 26, pp. 35, 67 and 70, figs. 7 and 13
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