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LOT 0465

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £60

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Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £60

Viking Decorated Axehead

9th-12th century AD

A hand-forged iron axehead with flared blade, curved edge, sub-circular socket with lateral spurs above and below, slightly convex rectangular butt; engraved on both faces with three bands of concentric chevrons on the cheek, a band of hatched lozenges between two lines at the neck, a series of horizontal lines between three lines on the spurs, and a band of hatched lozenges towards the butt. 309 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Property of a Sussex, UK, gentleman; before that in a private collection in Dorset, UK, since the 1980s.