VIKING IRON SOCKETED SPEARHEAD

£295.00

The Vikings are known for their prowess in battle and the invasions they carried out across northern Europe.

Spears like this would have been indispensable in their fighting practices. The socketed nature of this one particularly means it was expertly crafted to fit snugly on its handle. It’s a weapon that can be used from far or in close range, and this one is beautiful today with its brilliant patina.

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Description

900-1100 AD. Viking Age. Large iron spearhead with pointed, leaf-shape bevelled blade, conical neck and circular socket. The era known as the Viking age lasted for more than 300 years, from the late 8th century to the late 11th century. 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. Excellent condition; on a custom-made stand.

Size: L:340mm / W:35mm ; 410g

Provenance: Private collection of a West London gentleman; previously in a collection formed on the UK/International art market in the 1980s.

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