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VIKING IRON SPEAR HEAD
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Circa 900 ADAn iron spear with pointed, leaf-shaped blade with bevelling, flaring neck and circular socket. A raised rib with incised line decoration is preserved just above the socket.The history of the Vikings is closely linked to their role as masters of the sea. They were feared as fierce and ruthless invaders; this spear probably belonged to a Viking warrior who left his home to travel and fight in search of fortune. Size: L:278mm / W:29mm; 320g Provenance: Property of an Oxfordshire art professional; previously in an old British collection, formed in the 1990s on the UK / International art markets.
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VIKING IRON SPEAR HEAD

Estimate £400 - £800
Mar 27, 2022
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Starting Price £200
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0321: VIKING IRON SPEAR HEAD
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Est. £400 - £800Starting Price £200
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Mar 27, 2022 8:00 AM EDT
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Circa 900 ADAn iron spear with pointed, leaf-shaped blade with bevelling, flaring neck and circular socket. A raised rib with incised line decoration is preserved just above the socket.The history of the Vikings is closely linked to their role as masters of the sea. They were feared as fierce and ruthless invaders; this spear probably belonged to a Viking warrior who left his home to travel and fight in search of fortune. Size: L:278mm / W:29mm; 320g Provenance: Property of an Oxfordshire art professional; previously in an old British collection, formed in the 1990s on the UK / International art markets.
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