Viking sword found in the Seine

Scandinavie
10 c.
92 x 5,3
France - Rouen - Musée départemental des Antiquités
Inv. 1804.12.1 (D)
Middle Ages
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Numerous objects discovered during archaeological digs show that the Vikings were present and how they gradually spread throughout the area. These objects, generally found in tombs, demonstrate great artistry and skill in metal-working.

This long sword, dated as tenth-century, is of Scandinavian origin. It was found when the Seine was being dredged. It comprises a flat, semi-circular pommel and a rectangular guard and upper quillon

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