A rare Viking axe head

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Lot 1011
A rare Viking axe head
circa 900 AD

Sold for US$ 1,170 inc. premium
A rare Viking axe head
circa 900 AD
The heavy iron blade with 4 inch concave steel edge and wide socket, the lower edge of pronounced scalloped form. Wide socket, the upper rim rising to points on either side; the lower rim extending downward, the front cut away to conform to the curve of the blade, the back with concave cut-out.
Condition: Relic condition showing dark patina and heavy pitting overall.
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  • Provenance James Gamble Collection.
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