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Old 27th November 2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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The sword is of Petersen type S and/or wheeler type III. The blade gently tapering with a fuller or near-uniform width is under Geibig's Classifiaction type 2.
similar silver inscriptions with the lazy S, S leaning backward appear on a sword in the National Museum in Copenhagen cf Oakeshott records of the medieval sword XI.3 and several swords discovered by Jarno Leppäaho in Viking graves in Finland cf j.Leppaaho Spateisenzeitliche Waffen aus Finland 1964 .
The hilt and the blade with this inscription (probably north european) are from the same period can be dated around 1075-1150.

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