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Viking Seven-Lobed Sword

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 581

Estimate
GBP (£) 7,500 - 9,500
EUR (€) 8,520 - 10,790
USD ($) 10,480 - 13,270
Additional Fees*

Price (+bp): £6,750 (EUR 7,667; USD 9,430)
VIKING SEVEN-LOBED SWORD

Circa 9th century AD. A Viking age sword comprising a slender parallel-sided blade with fuller extending most of its length; the flat-section tang narrowing towards the top; the pommel seven-lobed, with prominent median lobe; the upper guard lentoid in section with incised triangle decoration; the lower guard lentoid in section with incised borders. Blade length: 74 cm, width: 4.5 cm, consistent with a blade of Gebig's Type 1. 615 grams, 874 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition, some repair and stabilisation of the blade's edge. Rare.

Provenance
Ex Grange collection.

Literature
See Pierce, I. Swords of the Viking Age.

Footnotes
Seven-lobed sword pommels are rare in the Viking age; the form is similar to Petersen's Type O but with a more pronounced triangular profile.

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

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