7th Century
In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade, short crossguard of hexagonal section with globular terminals, narrow tapering tang retaining a cast bronze tubular collar, and moulded bronze hemispherical pommel.
23¾in (60.5cm) blade
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Lot Essay

The combination of the shape of the pommel and the simple iron crossguard suggest that this hilt could be classified under Behmer's Group C. This group represents the stylistic transition into the Viking Age. See Elis Behmer Das Zweuschneidige Schwert der Germanischen Völkerwanderungszeit (Stockholm, 1939)

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