Sword (1989-59/7113)

A Viking sword found at Repton

This Viking Age sword was found in Grave 511 at Repton where the invading Viking Great Army had their winter camp in 873/4. When it was found, the sword had traces of a wooden scabbard attached to the rusted blade. Analysis showed that the scabbard was lined with fleece and covered in leather. The grip was wooden and covered in a woollen textile.

Object Type

Sword

Date

circa 850 — 900

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

Derby Museums, Derbyshire, iron, Repton, steel, sword, textiles, Viking, weapons, Winter camp, wood, wool

Further information

You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

This object is related to Repton, Derbyshire.
Find out about Repton, Derbyshire.

Acknowledgements

Images (c) Derby Museums 2019