Lot 1640: Viking Very Large Socketted Spearhead
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8th-10th century AD. A slender leaf-shaped iron blade with heavy midrib, sturdy neck, gently tapering socket with single hole for an attachment stud. Cf. Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gr?ber, Uppsala, 1940, table 8 no.7. 450 grams, 50cm (19 3/4"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition, professionally cleaned and conserved.