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Viking Period Sword with Gold Cross Guard

Antiquities - Arms and Armour


LOT 0312

Estimate
GBP (£) 9,000 - 12,000
EUR (€) 10,160 - 13,550
USD ($) 12,630 - 16,840
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Opening Bid: £9,000 (EUR 10,164; USD 12,627)
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VIKING PERIOD SWORD WITH GOLD CROSS GUARD
Circa 10th century AD

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. 6.8 kg, 100cm including stand (39 1/4").

Condition
Fine condition.

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.

Date
Tuesday 20th February 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2018:
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