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Lot 0512
9th-12th century AD. A hand-forged iron axehead with long, deeply curved blade, short neck, socket with triangular wings above and below; mounted on a custom-made stand. Cf. Sedov, B.B. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, plate CXXIV, item 1. 1.45 kg total, 14.2cm (5 1/2"). 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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Viking Hooked-Beak Axehead

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