A Fine Viking Sword Of Petersen Type H And Wheeler Type II

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Lot 145
A Fine Viking Sword Of Petersen Type H And Wheeler Type II
9th Century

£ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 28,000 - 42,000
Amended
A Fine Viking Sword Of Petersen Type H And Wheeler Type II
9th Century
In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade with wide very finely pattern-welded shallow central fuller over its entire length on each side, hilt comprising thick oviodal cross-piece and two-piece 'cocked-hat' pommel inlaid overall with close-set vertical brass lines (some losses), the pommel with the remains of its medial strand of twisted silver wire
82.5 cm. blade, 97.2 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Cf. a sword with a similar blade in Bergen Museum, Norway (inv. no. 883)

    For examples of pattern-welding see A.L. Lorange, Den Yngre Jernalders Sværd, 1889, pl. VI reproduced in Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pl. I; and ibid, Lee A. Jones, Blade Construction and Pattern-Welding, pp. 145-151

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