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.

Object Type

Sword

Date

circa 800 — 950

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

burial mound, cemetery, Derbyshire, Heath Wood, Ingleby, iron, sword, 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