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Lot 1509
10th-11th century AD. A ferrous prick spur comprising a C-shaped, D-section bow with slotted square terminals and conical pricket to the rear; the outer surfaces of the bow inlaid with fine strips of silver wire in the Tauschierung technique. Cf. Hammond, B. British Artefacts vol.2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010, item 1.9-d. 61 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

Condition

Very fine condition.

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Viking Silver Inlaid Prick Spur

Estimate £300 - £400May 24, 2018