Viking Antiquities for sale

This section is dedicated to all Viking artefacts groups not within our other Viking artefacts links. This page contains some of the more interesting unclassified Viking artefacts available on the market today. We are Anglo Saxon and Viking artefact specialists, so you will find more Viking artefacts for sale on our website than anywhere else on the web.

Customers and site-visitors may have noticed that the Anglo-Saxon site pages have been revised. As part of our ongoing programme of improving the quality and reliability of our site, the ‘Viking’ pages are been amended in the light of further detailed research. We aim to roll this out across the rest of the site in due course. Please check back for updates.

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Anglo Scandinavian / Viking 'Figural' Buckle Plate 028136

Anglo Scandinavian / Viking 'Figural' Buckle Plate
Bronze, 12.89 grams, 41.36 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze buckle plate in the shape of a male head with crescentic extension below with ring and dot decoration and a t-shaped rivet to the reverse. Fine condition, cleaned and conserved. Provenance: ex Penfold collection, discovered 'mudlarking' on Thames foreshore, 1970s-80s.
£60.00

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Anglo Scandinavian / Viking 'Figural' Buckle Plate 028136
Viking 'D-Shaped' Gold Hacked Ingot 028175

Viking 'D-Shaped' Gold Hacked Ingot
Gold, 3.80 grams, 14.51 mm. 1st century BC-1st century AD. A small D-shaped celtic gold ingot fragment. Fine condition. Provenance: ex the late Alan Harrison collection; found continental Europe.
£150.00

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Viking 'D-Shaped' Gold Hacked Ingot 028175
Viking 'Mixed' Bronze Artefact Group 028143

Viking 'Mixed' Bronze Artefact Group
Bronze, 34 grams, 25-50 mm. 7th-10th century AD. A group of mixed Viking era bronze items comprising: a cast stirrup mount,a pierced mount, the upper section of a pin and two harness link terminals. Generally fair to fine condition. Provenance: found East Anglia, UK.
£45.00

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Viking 'Mixed' Bronze Artefact Group 028143
Viking 'Cross and Serpents' Belt Mount 022422

Viking 'Cross and Serpents' Belt Mount
Gilt copper-alloy, 13.94 grams, 35.43 mm. Circa 10th-11th century AD. A heavy cast belt loop with elliptical front plate and narrow band behind, enabling it to slide on the belt or strap. The chip-carved design comprises a cross pattée with rounded ends to the upright and an elliptical depression to the ends of the arms. Between the arms are four s-shaped serpentine creatures. The rear bar is sharply angled and rectangular in section. Reference: cf. decorative motifs on a Late Saxon strap end from Leicester in Backhouse, J., Turner, D.H., Webster, L. The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, London, 1984 item 133. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.
£285.00

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Viking 'Cross and Serpents' Belt Mount 022422
Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork Class E1' Strap End 020519

Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork Class E1' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 20.62 grams, 53.0 mm. Circa 10th century AD. A solid cast tongue-shaped strap end executed in openwork in the form of a plant-scroll within a frame. The attachment plate is pierced to accept rivets. The inspiration for the decoration is the Late Saxon Winchester Style which is found in manuscript art, carved bone items, metalwork and elsewhere; the large tongue-shaped plate is probably Scandinavian in origin. This type is Thomas's Class E Type 1 Winchester Style, its design simplified to an openwork plant-scroll. Reference: Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age Strap-ends 750-1100, Finds Research Group Datasheet 33, Sleaford, 2008. Very fine condition, some loss to the attachment plate. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£140.00

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Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork Class E1' Strap End 020519
Baltic Viking 'Dome-Headed' Dress Pin 022538

Baltic Viking 'Dome-Headed' Dress Pin
Copper-alloy, 80 grams, 295 mm. Circa 5th-7th century AD. A cast copper-alloy dress-pin with long ribbed collars, large spherical bulb and conical finial with three lines of convergent billetting. The pin tapers gently to a rounded point. A small hole at the top of the bulb may have held the attachment loop for a chain. The pin was used as a showy dress and cloak fastener durin the Merovingian period in the southern Baltic. Reference: cf. Griciuviene, E. Ziemgaliai - The Semigallians, Latvian National Museum, 2005, item 438-9. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£160.00

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Baltic Viking 'Dome-Headed' Dress Pin 022538
Anglo-Scandinavian 'Fenrir' Openwork Viking Panel 022431

Excessively Rare Anglo-Scandinavian 'Fenrir' Openwork Viking Panel
Copper-alloy, 34.67 grams, 60.08 mm. Circa 11th century AD. A cast openwork Ringerike Style mount or plate in the form of a rectangular frame containing a complex interlaced zoomorphic panel. The design comprises a large s-curved lupine creature with long muzzle and a spiral hip, facing over its back towards two serpents which encircle the larger animal's hind-legs. Four attachment rivets are still present in the shorter sides. The scene appears to depict the binding of the monstrous wolf, Fenrir, one of the dangerous supernatural offspring of the god Loki. The gods undertook several attempts at binding the wolf, because they believed it to be a menace to the order of the world, but all the fetters they devised failed; eventually they created a binding from magical, non-existent ingredients (the roots of a mountain, the beard of a woman, etc.) but the wolf refused to allow the gods to place the fetter on him without some form of surety of their good faith. Eventually, the war-god Tyr agreed to place his hand in the wolf's mouth as a pledge: the wolf proved unable to break the fetter and was thus captured. All the gods laughed at this except Tyr, who lost his hand. When the wolf finally breaks free from his fetter, the ending of the world will ensue. Reference: Allan, T. Vikings - The Battle at the End of Time, London, 2002 p.62 and cf. openwork execution of an Anglo-Scandinavian figurative mount in Williams, D. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts, CBA Research Report 111, London, 1997 item 481. Extremely fine condition, complete. Provenance: found East Yorkshire, England.
£7,500.00

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Anglo-Scandinavian 'Fenrir' Openwork Viking Panel 022431
Anglo-Scandinavian 'Beast Head' Strap Fitting 022822

Rare Anglo-Scandinavian 'Beast Head' Strap Fitting
Copper-alloy, 6.27 grams, 20.05 mm. Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast copper-alloy fitting in the form of an animal's head with pierced lobes above the hollow ears. The fitting is U-shaped in section and D-shaped in plan, with a prominent median ridge for the nose and annular ridges for the eyes. The fitting seems to have been designed to accept a pair of cords or thongs through the upper holes and to cover the point where they were spliced into a thicker band. The design of the face is similar to a series of disembodied beast-head elements found in the decoration of manuscripts from the later 10th and 11th centuries, incorporating both Carolingian and Scandinavian influences. Reference: cf. beast-head motifs in the Ramsey Psalter (BL Harley MS2904) folio 4 initial B and The Rule of St. Benedict (BL Harley MS5431) folio 7 published in Backhouse, J., Turner, D.H. and Webster, L. The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, London, 1984 fig 27 (Rule) and plate IX (Psalter). Very fine condition, crisply moulded and complete. Provenance: found Wiltshire, England.
£280.00

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Anglo-Scandinavian 'Beast Head' Strap Fitting 022822
Viking 'Borre Style' Mount 022415

Viking 'Borre Style' Mount
Copper-alloy, 4.53 grams, 22.52 mm. Circa 11th century AD. A concave disc mount with raised border and decorative field containing three radiating bear-head motifs with interstitial tongue-shaped elements. The bear-heads are similar to those appearing on contemporary 11th century Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup mounts of Williams's Class B Type 1 Group 1. Reference: Williams, D. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts – A Classification and Catalogue, CBA Research Report 111, Oxford, 1997, p.86. Fine condition. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.
£145.00

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Viking 'Borre Style' Mount 022415
Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork' Harness Mount 021482

Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork' Harness Mount
Copper-alloy, 19.42 grams, 55.87 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A cast mount in the form of a cross with broad arms and pierced, triangular terminals. The centre of the cross is domed, with a circular piercing within each arm. Reference: cf. similar cruciform, domed mount in Hammond, B. British Artefacts Vol.2 - Middle Saxon and Viking, Witham, 2010 item 1.9-f. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: found Dragonby, Lincolnshire, in 1999.
£65.00

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Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork' Harness Mount 021482
Viking 'Swastika' Hoard Group 019424

Viking / Anglo-Scandinavian 'Helmeted Head & Swastika Weight' Hoard Group
A unique oppertunity to obtain the majority of metal items from a hoard found in East Yorkshire in 2007, reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme and all returned to the finder except item (X). The assemblage comprises: (A) A gilt copper-alloy cast male head with a long face [not included in the sale]; (B) A Scandinavian Swastika barrel weight; (C) A Viking embedded weight; (D) A Viking embedded styca weight; (E) An Anglo-Saxon cast convex-sided strap end; (F) An Anglo-Saxon convex-sided tag or strap end; (G) An Anglo-Scandinavian cast copper-alloy D-shaped buckle loop; (H) A Trefoil design Anglo-Saxon ring bezel; (I) An iron hook; (J) The central roundel from an Anglo-Saxon penny; (X) A small D-section silver ingot. [retained by York Museum, not included in the sale]. Reference: Portable Antiquities Scheme 2007 T226. Very fine condition. Provenance: found in East Yorkshire.
£1,650.00

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Viking 'Swastika' Hoard Group 019424
Baltic Viking 'Cruciform' Dress Pin 011744

Very Large Baltic Viking 'Cruciform' Dress Pin
Copper-alloy, silvered, 39.95 grams, 235 mm. 10th-12th century AD. A very large sturdy dress pin of tapering lozengiform section. The upper 70 mm is flattened to accept a cruciform decorative mount, riveted to the shaft. The lobed cross is decorated with embossed concentric circles. Such pins were used by wealthy females to secure outer garments at the chest, often with a chain attached. Reference: cf. Griciuviene, E. Ziemgaliai - The Semigallians, Latvian National Museum, 2005, items 225-6. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old European collection.
£175.00

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Baltic Viking 'Cruciform' Dress Pin 011744
Viking 'Spherical-Headed' Pin 011579

Very Rare Viking 'Spherical-Headed' Pin
Silver, 4.32 grams, 115.29 mm. 10th-13th century AD. A decorative dress pin of Finnic type. The carinated spherical head is hollow and decorated around its perimeter by a series of triangular perforations forming lozengiform pierced designs, and by series of linear depressions running from the knop. Below the head is a short collar from which emerges the shaft of the pin. On the upper surface of the head, offset to one side, is a delicate loop for the attachment of a cord or chain. Reference: cf. Sedov, V.V. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhy Srednevekoviya, Moscow, 1987, p.256 fig.19. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection. This item is accompanied by an XRF ancient metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.
£350.00

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Viking 'Spherical-Headed' Pin 011579


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