This fragment of a sword blade was found at the Viking cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby in Mound 1. It is incomplete and consists of a 385mm long section of the blade with a rounded tip. the blade has a fuller down the middle to reduce weight. The sword would probably have been over 900mm long when complete, so less than half the blade survives.
- circa 850 — 900
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- burial mound, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, iron, Mound 1, sword, Viking, warfare, weapons
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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