Norse Sword

The sword was found with a copper alloy pin and glass perforated bead, when the churchyard in Kirkcudbright was extended.  These are the typical grave goods of a pagan Norse burial, probably dating to the ninth or tenth century.  No grave or indication of a skeleton was found.  It seems likely that this was a pagan burial adjacent to the minster church of St. Cuthbert established in the 8th century.   Incomplete Norse sword, heavily corroded.
Object no :
SWAM002a; SWAM002b; SWAM002c; SWAM002d, SWAM002e
Collection :
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
width 50mm, depth 10mm, length 700mm (approx)
Materials :
iron
Location :
NA
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