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LOT 1318

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EUR (€) 230 - 350
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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £155 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £155
VIKING AGE SOCKETTED SPEARHEAD
9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.

An M-type iron spearhead, the blade with straight edges, ending in squared angles at the base and showing a marked narrowing of the blade as it merges into the cross-section round socket. 13 1/2 in. (270 grams, 34.3 cm). Very fine condition, professionally cleaned, conserved and restored. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Hjardar, K. and Vike, V., Vikings at war, Oxford-Philadelphia, 2016, pp.175-180.