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LOT 0460

Estimate
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,830 - 11,040
USD ($) 9,770 - 12,210

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£7,200 (EUR 7,950; USD 8,791) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Viking Silver and Gold Inlaid Axehead

11th century AD

An iron axehead with inlaid silver and gold interlace decoration to both lateral faces, the upper face of the blade and the rear of the socket; slender body with scooped lower edge and curved blade, lateral spurs and rectangular panel to the butt; Wheeler's Type I. 846 grams, 21.5cm (8 1/2"). Fine condition; cleaned but not conserved.

Provenance
From a London W1, UK, collection; acquired on the German art market before 2000, supplied with a report by Anglo-Saxon and Viking specialist, S. Pollington.

Literature
Cf. Wheeler, R.E.M. London and the Vikings, London Museum Catalogues: No 1, London, 1927.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 2nd September 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN


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