A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type W/X

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Lot 105
A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type W/X
10th/11th Century

Sold for £ 10,062 (US$ 12,547) inc. premium
A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type W/X
10th/11th Century
In excavated condition, with broad tapering blade tapering towards the point and with shallow central fuller over nearly its entire length over each side to the point, the fuller on one side at the forte incised with a rune mark 'XIX', hilt comprising flat ovoidal guard encircled by two inlaid silver bands decorated with 'V' and diagonal line notching, slightly tapering flat tang, and pommel of 'tea-cosy' form inlaid with silver bands en suite
76.5 cm. blade, 92.5 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • See Ian Peirce, Swords of the Viking Age, 2002, pp. 114-121
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A Rare Viking Sword Of Petersen Type W/X
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