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LOT 0473

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 350 - 470
USD ($) 390 - 520

Sold for: £1,750
(Inc. bp*)

Viking Laten-Inlaid Spearhead

9th-10th century AD

An iron spearhead comprising an octagonal-section tapering socket developing to a thick midrib for the slender willow-leaf blade; to each side of the midrib above the neck, an inlaid rectangular laten panel and four chevrons below on the socket. 353 grams, 30.2cm (12"). Very fine condition, professionally cleaned and conserved. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From the family collection of a South East London collector; formerly acquired in the late 1950s.