Sword Fitting (1985/225-13)
Sword fitting from Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire
This is the lower guard of a sword that may have been a Petersen Type H sword with triangular pommel. This style of sword is the most common type found in Norway and accounts for approximately 25% of those found in Ireland. It was found about 760mm from an iron sword blade in Mound 7, along with iron nails and a fragment of a possible iron spur.
- circa 800 — 950
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- burial mound, cemetery, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, iron, sword, sword_fitting, warfare, weapons
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Richards, Julian D., et al. ‘Excavations at the Viking Barrow Cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire.’ The Antiquaries Journal, 84, 2004, pp. 23-116