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Anglo-Saxon Grave Assemblage - Short Sword (and Replica), Shield Boss and Axe

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 583

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GBP (£) 250 - 350
EUR (€) 280 - 400
USD ($) 350 - 490
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £978

ANGLO-SAXON GRAVE ASSEMBLAGE - SHORT SWORD (AND REPLICA), SHIELD BOSS AND AXE

6th century AD. A grave-goods assemblage comprising: a group 1.1 shield boss with apex disc and strongly carinated profile; an axehead with square rear and expanding blade; a seax or single-edged sword blade of triangular section, gently curving to the point; offered with an accurate reproduction of the seax in forge-welded iron, with bone grip, tooled leather sheath and suspension loops. Seax: 400 grams, 510 mm; boss: 390 grams, 162 mm external diameter; axe: 630 grams, 148 mm. [5]

Condition
Stable, conserved and waxed.

Provenance
Excavated Worcester area, 1916.

Literature
Dickinson, T. & Härke, H. Early Anglo-Saxon Shields.

Footnotes
The reproduction seax is based on the dimensions and composition of the original, with conjectural fittings.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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