Sword Blade (1987/590-2)

A sword blade found at Heath Wood, Ingleby

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.

Object Type

Sword

Date

circa 850 — 900

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

burial mound, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, Heath, Heath Wood, Ingleby, iron, Mound 1, sword, Viking, weapons

Further information

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

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

Acknowledgements

(c) Derby Museums 2019

References

Richards, Julian D., et al. ‘Excavations at the Viking Barrow Cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire.’ The Antiquaries Journal84, 2004, pp. 23-116

Medieval Archaeology Journal (1995)