Lot 1146: Viking Decorated Sword Chape
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-11th century AD. A bronze scabbard chape of Paulsen's sub-group C with long lateral arms and median trefoil, panel of scrolled tendrils to each face and pad to the lower edge. Cf. Paulsen, P. Schwertortbänder der Wikingerzeit, Stuttgart, 1953, item 177. 59 grams, 78cm (3"). Property of an American collector; acquired 1980-2000.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.