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9th C. Viking Iron Spear Heads (2)
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Northern Europe, Viking or Norse culture, ca. 9th to 11th century CE. A fine pair of forged-iron spear heads from Viking-era Europe. The first spear head is made from carbon steel and features an octagonal socketing shaft surmounted by a petaloid blade bearing sharpened edges and a shallow midrib. The second iron spear head exhibits a cylindrical socketing shaft and an elongated, tapered blade with abrasions that reveal the metal graining within. Both weapons are covered in lustrous patina. Size (cylindrical shaft): 9.4" L x 1.2" W (23.9 cm x 3 cm); (octagonal shaft): 9.3" L x 1.375" W (23.6 cm x 3.5 cm)

Provenance: private Fort Collins, Colorado, USA collection; (cylindrical shaft) ex-private European collection; ex-private old European collection, formed in the 1980s; (octagonal shaft) ex-private British collection; ex-private old Austrian collection, acquired in Vienna

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Spear head with cylindrical shaft has losses to tip and areas of blade body as shown; spear head with octagonal shaft is intact and very good. Both items have nicks and abrasions to blades and socketing shafts, with light encrustations, and pitting in some areas. Great patina throughout.
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9th C. Viking Iron Spear Heads (2)

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Jan 14, 2021
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Starting Price $300
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0008: 9th C. Viking Iron Spear Heads (2)

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Description
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Northern Europe, Viking or Norse culture, ca. 9th to 11th century CE. A fine pair of forged-iron spear heads from Viking-era Europe. The first spear head is made from carbon steel and features an octagonal socketing shaft surmounted by a petaloid blade bearing sharpened edges and a shallow midrib. The second iron spear head exhibits a cylindrical socketing shaft and an elongated, tapered blade with abrasions that reveal the metal graining within. Both weapons are covered in lustrous patina. Size (cylindrical shaft): 9.4" L x 1.2" W (23.9 cm x 3 cm); (octagonal shaft): 9.3" L x 1.375" W (23.6 cm x 3.5 cm)

Provenance: private Fort Collins, Colorado, USA collection; (cylindrical shaft) ex-private European collection; ex-private old European collection, formed in the 1980s; (octagonal shaft) ex-private British collection; ex-private old Austrian collection, acquired in Vienna

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#156410
Condition
...
Spear head with cylindrical shaft has losses to tip and areas of blade body as shown; spear head with octagonal shaft is intact and very good. Both items have nicks and abrasions to blades and socketing shafts, with light encrustations, and pitting in some areas. Great patina throughout.

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