Viking Iron Sword – Type L
10th century, found in Cornwall, England in the 1970s. Solid iron, with a stamped Coptic cross on the blade just below the crescent-shaped pommel. 34-11/16″L (88 cm.).
For reference, please see Ian Pierce and Ewart Oakeshott, Swords of the Viking Age (Woodbrige, 2004), pp. 76 – 81; and Hermitage Museum. Rus i Baltika (St. Petersburg, 2006), p. 56, no. 187.
Provenance: Ex-private British West Country Collection, published by Antiquarium Ltd. in Ancient Treasure X (NY, 2012). Has been researched / verified by the Art Loss Register, reference S00083139.
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