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.