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Viking Axehead - SOLD 6.63" Wheeler Type 3

Viking Axehead - SOLD 6.63" Wheeler Type 3

More than 1200 years ago the Vikings left the fjords of modern Scandinavia and set out sea. Today, nearly every country in Europe has a story to tell of the Viking expansion, and the complex history of their many societies is slowly being rediscovered.

This specimen is a complete Viking Age axehead. It measures 6.63" in width. Based on Wheeler's 1927 classification of Viking Age Arms, this is a Type 3 Axe, also known as a bearded axe. This style of axehead was used between 600 and 840 CE. Restoration work on this particular piece appears to be minimal, allowing us to see the original material of this impressive bearded axe.

The axehead ships in a sturdy carton and will include an individual certificate of authenticity.

Records of these adventures and Norse society were often kept in literary form known as a Saga. When we hear the word saga today, we often think of the "Prose Edda" which contains many of the mythological stories we associate with the notion of the Vikings. However, the saga was really more of a broad term used to describe nearly any narrative.

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