900-1100 AD. Viking Age. Large iron spearhead with pointed, leaf-shape bevelled blade, flaring shoulder, conical neck and circular socket. The era known as the Viking age lasted for more than 300 years, from the late 8th century to the late 11th century. The history of the Vikings is closely linked to their role as masters of the sea. They were feared as fierce and ruthless invaders; this spear probably belonged to a Viking warrior who left his home to travel and fight in search of fortune. Excellent condition; on a custom-made stand.
Size: L:280mm / W:40mm ; 285g
Provenance: Private collection of a West London gentleman; previously in a collection formed on the UK/International art market in the 1980s.