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, Heath_Wood, Ingleby, iron, sword, sword_fitting, warfare, weapons
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