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LOT 0457

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GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,670 - 7,940
USD ($) 6,350 - 8,890

Bid History: 14   |   Current bid: £9,900
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Viking Sword with Inlaid Silver Decorated Hilt

9th-10th century AD

A two-edged iron sword of Type X comprising a broad, flat blade with rounded point, gently curved lower guard with inlaid silver interlace pattern to one face and traces of similar to the reverse, broad tang tapering towards the pommel; tea-cosy pommel with traces of linear silver inlay. 755 grams, 90.5cm (35 1/2"). Fine condition, the blade with signs of battle trauma.

Provenance
From the family collection of a South East London collector; formerly acquired in the late 1950s; accompanied by a metallurgic analytical report written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, report number 134791.

Literature
See Peirce, I. Swords of the Viking Age, Woodbridge, 2002.


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

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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