An Intact Viking Iron Sword - Type L, 10th Century. Found in Cornwall in the 1970s. Solid iron, with a. Stamped Coptic cross on the blade just below the Cresent-shaped pommel. Completely intact, beautifully weighted; with a very smooth surface which is remarkable for iron.
For a similar example see: Ian Pierce and Ewart Oakeshitt, Swords of the Viking Age (Woodbridge, 2004), pp. 76-81; and Hermitage Museum. Rushing I Baltika (St. Petersburg, 2006) p. 56, no. 187.
Private collection. Collector lived in the West Country, published by Antiquarium Ltd. in Ancient Treasures X (NY, 2012). Has been researched/verified by the Art Loss Register, reference #S00083139.
Blade Length: 30 Inches (76.20 cm)
Overall Length: 38 Inches (96.52 cm)