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Lot 0510
9th-11th century AD. A hand-forged iron axehead with triangular-section blade, narrow neck widening to a broad edge, socket with long square lateral flanges; mounted on a custom-made stand. Cf. Sedov, B.B. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, pl.XLIII, item 13. 1.56 kg total, 14.3cm (5 3/4"). From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

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Very fine condition, professionally cleaned and conserved.

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Scandinavian Viking Broad Axehead

Estimate £300 - £400Nov 21, 2017
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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