E type from L-13 Barrow, 920-950 AD
The sword is a Deepeeka replica found in 1949 by D.A. Avdusin during the excavation of Barrow L-13 (Forest Barrow Group) with a double cremation burial. The sword was broken and then stuck in the ground. It is classified as Variant E-2. The cross guard and pommel are ornamented with pits in chequer wise manner. There is a twisted wire going through these pits in shape of a loop. On one side of the blade there is a figure of a man, and on the other side there are two crutched crosses, with a helix situated between them.
Blade 31" Overall 38.25"