Lot 1041: Viking Large Sword Chape
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 11th century AD. A long lentoid-section tapering sleeve with integral stub foot, scooped upper edge; raised palmette motif to the edges of the lower panel, similar to the upper border. Cf. Paulsen, P. Schwertortbänder der Wikingerzeit. Ein Betrag zur Frühgeschichte Osteuropas, Stuttgart, 1953, items 107, 110. 75 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). Property of a Dutch collector; formerly property of a German collector; acquired in the 1990s; acquired from TimeLine Auctions, March 2015, lot 292. Supplied with a printed copy of the blog entry relating to this item.
Condition Report: Fine condition, repaired.