Lot 566

A Viking ceremonial axe with silver and gold inlays, 10th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A89kua | Live auction | 578 Lots


The iron axe with a short round socket and a narrow blade, the cutting edge slightly curved. Broad, tightly interwoven braided bands of silver on the neck, on each side of the blade and also on the back of the blade, together with a stylised gold inlay. Well-preserved iron substance. Intact. Length 11.8 cm. Weight 175 g.

Provenance: From a South German private collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 578 lots and starts on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 578. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.