Antiquities – European and Native American

Viking and Migration Age Europe 

ANT 1. Excavated Viking Sword.

Rare artifact, though broken from battle or intentionally. Verbal provenance is that it is a battlefield find near Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Bronze guard and pommel have a matching pagan solar symbol motif. Blade is broken at the tang and measure 9″ in length, 2 1/8″ at widest point. Cross guard is 4″. One lobe of pommel is broken off from hard impact. Sometimes weapons were ceremonially broken as offerings. Complete Viking age swords are extremely expensive. This sword displays great and is affordable and real. 9th-10th Cent. AD.



ANT 2. Excavated Viking Battle Axe.

This type of light and small one handed axe was used for fast attacks, sometimes a warrior would use one in each hand and have one or more tucked in his belt. This is an earlier type, 9th and 10th Centuries AD. Fantastic condition. This “winged” type is quite fierce looking and was favored by the Kievan Rus. The small hole in the axe has some pagan context emanating directly from Nordic and Slavic traditions, more precisely the cult of Perun. Dug near Kiev, Ukraine.



ANT 3. Excavated Heavy Viking Battle Axe.

This larger size “winged” Battle Axe was probably wielded with two hands and would splinter wooden shields. A blow to he head would be catastrophic as this design has a lot of penetrating power. 10th to 11th Century AD. Dug near Kiev, Ukraine.



ANT 4. Excavated Viking Shield Boss.

This is a very scarce find. Designed to protect the hand, these formed the center of the classic round Viking Shield. Constructed of wood and covered with animal hides, sometimes painted as well with mythological designs and fantastic beasts. Condition is excellent and shows a bit of battle damage. Measures 5.5″ in diameter. Found on a battle site near Vinnytsia, Ukraine. 8th to 11th Centuries AD.



ANT 5. Dug Viking Battle Axe Amulet.

These have been excavated primarily in Sweden, Russia and the Baltic States. Loosely associated with the cult of Perun but most likely worn to give magic powers to the weapons a warrior carried in battle. The Vikings favored the battle axe in particular, even over the sword. The find sites neatly correspond to the principalities and territories of the Kievan Rus also known as the Varangians. These Vikings emanated from Sweden and carved out trade networks reaching into the Byzantine Empire. This example is fashioned from bronze and was dug near Kiev, Ukraine. Note the solar symbols in it’s decoration.

$295.00 HOLD R.H.


ANT 6. Excavated Danish Battle Axe.

Classic large Battle Axe favored by the Saxons and Danes. The Varangian Guards that served as the Byzantine Emperor’s Personal Escort, also carried this light two handed axe. The Bayeaux Tapestry chronicles the Battle of Hastings (1066) and shows Saxon Huscarls wielding these axes against the Normans. This example was found in Lake Ladoga and has some very skillful restoration work. Note photo before restoration. These impressive weapons are quite rare and are found from Ireland to Russia.



 ANT 7. Dug Viking Crucifix.

Scandinavian style cast in bronze. Very good condition. Christianity took hold among the Varangians in the 10th Century particularly after the conversion of Vladimir the Great in 988. Provenance of Kiev Oblast, Ukraine.



ANT 8. Dug Viking Barbed Arrowhead.

Cleaned and preserved in remarkable condition. Quite a deadly invention. Provenance of Kiev Oblast, Ukraine.

$55.00 HOLD R.H.


ANT 9. Dug Viking Hair Comb.

Fashioned from bronze, most Viking combs were made of bone or antler. Great condition. 9th/11th Century A.D. Found near Kiev, Ukraine.



ANT 10. Excavated Viking “Bearded” Battle Axe.

Classic style heavy Battle Axe (Skeggox) used with one or two hands. This type has a wide range of find sites from Denmark to Russia. Great condition. This particular example was dug in Latvia (Baltic States) with a metal detector. The Swedish Vikings (Varangians) subdued the Slavic Tribes in the Baltic region to establish trade routes along the rivers reaching into the Mediterranean, Black Sea and the Eastern Roman Empire.



ANT 11. Dug Viking Light Battle Axe or “Skeggox”.

This type is strictly of Nordic origin and is the one handed version of the Danish style Battle Axe. Note how point is extended to bite more deeply on the down stroke. D-shaped socket for handle. Condition is very good for being over 1000 years old. A Viking Warrior could use one of these in both hands for very fast attacks like Floki in the television series “Vikings”.  This relic was dug near Kiev, Ukraine. A major Viking Principality and trading post on the Dneiper River. 

$595.00 HOLD J.F.


ANT 12. Dug Viking Prick Spur.

Super example. Not many of these iron spurs survived the thousand year plus journey intact. Ca. 10th-11th Cent. AD. Found near Kiev, Ukraine.

$225.00 HOLD J.F.


ANT 13. Excavated Viking Age Iron Spear or Javelin Head.

This large spear or Javelin Head was dug recently in Latvia.

$250.00 HOLD J.F.


ANT 14. Dug Pommel for Viking era Dagger or Side Knife.

Neat relic with decoration. Cast in bronze with a deep green patina. Provenance of North Latvia.

$45.00 HOLD J.F.


ANT 15. Excavated Viking Woman’s “Turtle” Brooch.

These were worn in pairs at the shoulders. A small chain was suspended in between that had various amulets and decorative pendants hanging from it. Cast bronze. Dug near Tallin, Estonia (Baltic States).



ANT 16. Rare Excavated Danish Battle Axe.

If you have seen the History Channel Show ‘Vikings” you would recognize this type of axe being carried by Ragnar’s brother Rollo. Classic Scandinavian form with D shaped socket. A light and fast weapon. Note battle damage. Found near the ancient Norse trading emporium of Staraya Ladoga. 10th Century AD.



ANT 17. Rare excavated pair of Silver Visigothic Bow Fibulae from Spain.

This large (6.25″) matching pair are dated to the end of the 5th Century AD. and were most likely found long ago in a Germanic Row Grave Cemetery on the Central Meseta. Constructed of solid sheet silver with gilt brass palmettes at the junctures. Iron pins on back rusted away. Two of the arrow shaped terminals on one of the fibulae are restorations. These were worn to close a woman’s cloak at the shoulders and were worn in conjunction with rectangular cloisonne’ Belt Buckle Plates with oval loops. Only women of very high status could afford this ornamentation. Ref. “Art of Medieval Spain”Metropolitan Museum of Art page 59 fig. 14.”The Visigoths, an Ethnographic Perspective” by Peter Heather page 413, fig. 11-1.



ANT 18. Early Anglo Saxon Bow Brooch.

This small bronze brooch is an early type dating to the late 5th, early 6th Century AD. Note beast head finial. County Kent, England.



ANT 19. Visigothic Belt Buckle Plaque ca. 7th Cent. AD.

Classic early to mid 7th Century style featuring stylized griffin design. Deep green patina. This buckle is a reflection of the Byzantine influence on art of the later Visigothic Kingdom. Connecting pin is a modern replacement. Provenance of Merida, Spain. Ref. “The Visigoths, an Ethnographic Perspective” by Peter Heather page 418, fig. 11-5.



ANT 20. Ostrogothic Bow Fibula. 4th to 5th Cent. AD.

Nice example made of cast bronze. Radiate head type. Spring pin intact. Used to pin a woman’s cloak at the shoulders. Provenance of the Danube River Valley.



ANT 21. Excavated Viking Bearded Battle Axe (Skeggox).

Very light one handed axe in good condition. 9th to 10th Cent. A fierce looking weapon indeed. Verbal provenance of Estonia (Baltic States).



 ANT 22. Excavated Viking Bearded Battle Axe.

Classic style with round socket. Excellent condition. Found near Kiev, Ukraine.Ca. 9th-1oth Cent.

$595.00 HOLD L.C.


ANT 23. Excavated Viking Battle Axe.

One of many different styles. This type has a round socket and larger blade. Dug near Vinnytsia, Ukraine on a Viking Age Battlefield.



 ANT 24. Excavated Viking Winged Battle Axe.

This heavy “winged” Battle Axe was probably wielded with two hands. Very good condition. D-shaped socket for handle. A blow to he head would be catastrophic as this design has a lot of penetrating power. 10th to 11th Century AD. Dug near Kiev, Ukraine.





Native American Antiquities

All artifacts on this page were found on private property with land owner’s permission prior to 1979.


NA 1. Incised Caddo Jar. Ca. 

Rare geometric design, finely crafted and in perfect condition with no chips or restoration. Originally found in Clark Co. Arkansas and acquired from the Hiwassee College Collection. This is a truly exquisite piece. 



NA 2. Punctilated Caddo or Quapaw Bowl.

Decorated over it’s complete surface with fingernail impressions. No restoration whatsoever. Found by Eddie Bankston near Clarksdale, MS. in the 1960′s.



NA 3. Dug Anasazi “Ram Head” Effigy Water Pot.

Rare and perfectly intact with only minor rim chipping. No repairs or restoration whatsoever. Measures approx. 6.5″ in diameter by 6.25″ tall. Note dog or fox head effigy and tight geometric patterns. I believe this type dates ca. 800 to 1200 AD. Found long before 1979 on private property in Catron County New Mexico by the late Dr. Rick Kalister.




NA 4. Excavated Anasazi Effigy Vessel ca. 800-1200 AD.

This weird looking vessel is shaped like a football and has a spout on top with a dog head effigy projecting from it. Nice black geometric patterns painted all over it. Spout has pressure cracks but no material loss or restoration whatsoever. Measures Approx. 5.75″ across at widest point and 4.75″ tall. This is an extraordinary Native American artifact. Dug long ago by Dr. Rick Kalister on private property. Catron County New Mexico.



NA 5. Caddo Jar.

Flawless condition. No repairs or restoration whatsoever. Lightly decorated with incising. Ex. Hiwassee College Collection.



NA 6. Large Quapaw Polychrome Water Bottle.

Very high quality and textbook example. 7″ in diameter 12″ in height. No repairs or restoration and vivid paint. Ex. Hiwassee College Collection.



NA 7. Dug Anasazi “Ram’s Head” Effigy Water Pot.

Nearly flawless example with only a extremely minor rim chips and no restoration or repair whatsoever. Dog head effigy projects from side of rim. Interesting geometric patterns with crosses and lines. Found in 1970 by Dr. Rick Kalister in Catron County, New Mexico. Measures 5.5″ in diameter and 5″ in height. Ex. Dr. Kalister Collection.



NA 8. Large Incised Caddo Bowl.

Pristine, untouched, undamaged, AUTHENTIC and large Caddo Bowl. Nicely decorated. Ex. Hiwassee College Collection.



 NA 9. Excavated cache of large Native American Adze Blades.

Found together in a cache long ago near Dickson TN. All skillfully crafted from Dover Chert. One is a “Hogback” Adze. Note the polished surfaces on the working edges.