Seller: armor4sale (345) 100%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122242229760 A VERY RARE VIKING SWORD OF PETERSEN TYPE C IN EXCAVATED CONDITION, WITH BROAD FULLERED SINGLE-EDGED BLADE: A relatively scarce single-edged sword, made in Norway POST 9th or early 10th centurY. museum quality condition. The hilt containing a thick guard ... flat tapering tang and tea -cosy ovoid pommel. This Viking sword was found in Eastern Europe. It has been conserved to museum standards. Viking men generally would take their weapons to their burial with the belief that they would need them for the after life. Literature: -Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 32, pp. 35, 68 and 71, figs. 7 and 14 -For similar examples including one found at Kilmainham, Dublin, and now in the National Museum of Ireland, see Ian Peirce, Swords Of The Viking Age, 2002, pp. 39, 40 and 41, illustrated -See also Jan Petersen, Die Norske Vikingesverd, 1919, p. 79, fig. 75 -Bonhams Nov. 2012, lot 55 Now after 1,000 years you can now be the second permanent owner of this exceptionally well conserved example. The ideal center piece of any collection. own a piece of European history for a fraction of what the European auction houses charge!!! All my items come with a signed and dated Certificate Of Authenticity. You are buying with 100% confidence.Please see my other museum quality pieces for the collector of Antique, Gothic, Medieval, Swords, Arms and Armor / Armour at.............. Antiquearmor. com Condition: All my items come with a signed and dated Certificate Of Authenticity. You are buying with 100% confidence!!!