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LOT 0312

Estimate
GBP (£) 9,000 - 12,000
EUR (€) 10,650 - 14,210
USD ($) 11,490 - 15,320

VIKING PERIOD SWORD WITH GOLD CROSS GUARD
CIRCA 10TH CENTURY AD
39 1/4" (6.8 kg, 100cm including stand).

A sword with two-edged lentoid-section iron blade and solid gold boat-shaped cross guard, with later gold foil columnar grip and discoid pommel; mounted on a custom-made stand.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London gallery; previously in a private collection since the early 1980s. Accompanied by a report of metallurgic analytical results on the blade, written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford.

CONDITION