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Viking Socketted Spearhead with Serpent-Heads

Lot 1551
9th-11th century AD. An iron spearhead with flat leaf-shaped blade, tapering split socket with circumferential lines to the mouth; to each face at the neck, a serpent's face with ring-and-dot eyes, hatched body, triangular mouth gripping the blade. Cf. Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, table 8(10"). 228 grams, 29.5cm (11 1/2"). Property of a lady living in Kent, UK; formerly part of her grandfather's collection; acquired in Germany after WWII; thence by descent 2006.


Fine condition.

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Viking Socketted Spearhead with Serpent-Heads

Estimate £300 - £400May 24, 2018