Viking Sword Found on the Isle of Man

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Members of the Manx Detectorists Society have found fragments of the hilt of a Viking Period display sword. It’s cast in bronze with rich Borre Style decoration (c. AD 850-1000) and silver wire frills. Though settled by the Norsemen from about AD 800 onward, the island has not previously produced very many any of their swords.

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Via BBC, 24HourMuseum and Manx National Heritage. Thanks to Greenman Tim of Walking the Berkshires and Dear Reader Eleanora for the tipoff.

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8 thoughts on “Viking Sword Found on the Isle of Man

  1. Super find!
    However, Manx National Heritage states that: “This is only the 13th recorded Viking sword from the Island”. Could be that this is the first found by detectorists.

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  2. Men av klingan finns inga spår. Antar att brons är mera beständigt än järn? (Om du ogillar kommentarer på svenska får du ta och säga åt mig.)

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  3. The blade is such a large object that it is likely to have been found long ago without the aid of a metal detector. This is particularly so if the site is a ploughed field.

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  4. FINDERS OF VIKING SWORD PARTS
    The sword was probably part ofa (10c)burial on boundary
    marker of ancient( ROYAL ESTATE)in N.W. of I.O.M. Was it
    a ceremonial sword carried at TYNWALD? The blade probably did not survive the local soil conditions
    From
    ROB FARRER&DAN CROWE

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