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.
- circa 850 — 900
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Derby Museums, Derbyshire, iron, Repton, steel, sword, textiles, Viking, weapons, Winter camp, wood, wool
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