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Viking - Petersen's Type F Sword

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 855

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,600 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,800 - 2,250
USD ($) 2,250 - 2,810
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,185

VIKING - PETERSEN'S TYPE F SWORD

Circa 9th century AD. A long, slender sword with iron blade and crossguard; traces of copper-alloy fittings at the scabbard mouth and on the grip above the guard; mineralised wood and leather from the scabbard remaining on both faces of the upper section of the blade; the pommel and upper guard lost in antiquity. 835 grams, 97 cm overall, blade length 90 cm, width at guard 8.5 cm.

Condition
Generally very fine; conserved and stabilised.

Literature
Peice, I. Swords of the Viking Age, Woodbridge, 2002

Footnotes
The typology of Viking period swords is largely based around the shape and size of the pommel and hilt-fittings; the lack of the pommel on this example makes precise identification difficult, but the evidence of the lower guard is consistent with Petersen's Type F, an early to mid-9th century format.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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