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WP 6. Gigantic Viking Warrior’s Battle Spear.

When this spear came on the market, I had to compete with several collectors to get it. Quite remarkable not only for it’s huge size (22″) but also for it’s spectacular condition. Classic Scandinavian Pattern. Socket has fluted decoration. Spears this size are very rare. 8th-10th Cent. AD. Found near Kiev, Ukraine at the site of an early Viking settlement that was destroyed for construction. See Holger Arbman’s Birka I “Die Graber” for similar examples dug in Sweden. $1850.00
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MS 4. Viking “Ringerike” Dragon Mount ca.10th-11th Cent. AD

Fantastic piece cast in bronze and a great example of the Scandinavian “Ringerike” art style. Note the three snarling dragon heads. Most likely used to decorate a Warrior’s Horse Harness or Sword Belt. From an English private collection. $795.00
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BL 3. Gilt Viking Drum Brooch ca. 9th-10th Cent. AD

An exceedingly rare Viking treasure made of gilt bronze and decorated in the Scandinavian Borre Art Style. Most often associated with the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. This hollow cast drum shaped brooch has a central disc, the outer sidewall and panels have regularly spaced knotwork. Four rectangular dividing panels also display knotwork. The upper face has cruciform bands, each with a knotted serpent motif, the quadrants filled with a knot and a facing male mask to each angle. Separate base plate has basketwork design with intact hinge pin and catch plate. These were status symbols for wealthy women and were used to pin a Hangerok Dress or shawl at the shoulders, possibly worn in pairs like the “Turtle” Brooches. Provenance of a long time British collection, previous to that, it was purchased on the German art market. $14,500.00
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WP 5. Viking/Anglo Saxon Sword ca. mid 10th Cent. AD

This Jan Petersen Type S Broad Sword with a three lobed pommel dates from a time of extreme conflict between the Saxons and Vikings in England. Particularly the reign of King Athelstan. Saxon and Danish Swords of this period share the same typology. Cross guard is decorated with two rows of shallow pellets inlaid with gold. Total length of 36.5″. Blade has a smooth surface with evident carbonation. Note silver inlaid orb or circle on the blade. Most likely a forgers mark. Very good condition, possibly a river find. Part of a long time London, England collection formed in the late 1940’s-1950’s thence by family descent. Accompanied by  metallurgical analytical report # 114366/569 written by Dr.Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University. $26,500.00 
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BL 2. Decorated Bronze Viking Bracelet ca. 9th-11th Cent. AD

A fantastic textbook example with wolf tooth stamping and dot and linear decoration. Superb condition with sharp details. Lightly cleaned. From an old Latvian collection. See Holger Arbmann “Birka I die Graber” for reference. $650.00
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WP 3. Massive Viking Battle Spear. Ca. 9th-11th Cent. AD.

This long spear head is over 19″. Sharply pointed narrow pattern with reinforced median ridge. Very rare to find this large and in this condition. Professionally preserved. See Holger Arbman, Birka I “Die Graber” for reference. $795.00
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WP 2. Viking “Wolf Head” Battle Axe Ca. 9th-10th Cent. AD.

This type of light one handed Battle Axe or “Skeggox” is very rare and is known by collectors as a “Wolf Head” Axe due to its profile. This is a ferocious looking weapon with no other purpose than slaying men. Very light and agile for very fast and deadly attacks. Ex. European private collection. Condition is outstanding. A custom made display stand with engraved brass plaque is included. $1650.00
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MS 3. Viking Sword Scabbard Tip with Borre Style decoration ca. 10th-11th Cent. AD.

A rare and simply fantastic Scabbard Tip or Chape highly decorated in the Scandinavian “Borre” Style. Borre is a find site in Norway where this art style was first noted. The Chape you see here is cast in bronze and has an untouched 1100 year green patina. Flawless condition. There is a face visible on one side that may represent Odin and Pagan Solar Symbols along the bottom edge. Part of a long time European collection. $4850.00 
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MS 2. Excavated Medieval Sword Pommel

Classic “Brazil Nut” style Pommel in good condition ca. 1200-1400 AD. Dug a couple of years ago in Western Ukraine. $250.00
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WP 4. Excavated Danish Battle Axe 10th-11th Cent. AD.

Massive and recently excavated Danish Battle Axe with lateral ears and applied cutting edge. This is the famous two handed Axe that could “Hew a man in twain”. The Bayeaux Tapestry shows Saxon Thanes on foot wielding these axes against charging cavalry. Textbook example in remarkable condition, most likely a river find. Ca. 10th-11th Cent. AD. A custom made wooden stand with engraved plaque is included. Ex. long time European weapons collection. $5500.00
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