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Ulfberht sword

Unknown10th century

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

A Viking’s most important weapon was his sword, which would be up to a metre (3.2 feet) long. The pommel of the sword found in Schwedt is decorated with Scandinavian animal designs. The inscription (‘ULFBERTH’) suggests that the blade was created in a workshop in the Rhine-Maas area. (HN)

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  • Title: Ulfberht sword
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 10th century
  • Type: Weapon
  • Medium: Iron with silver damascene
  • Inv. no.: (MVF) If 16773
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-019212
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Ingrid Geske || Text © Prestel Verlag / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte | Europa, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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