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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    A CENTRAL EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD

    BRONZE AGE, 11TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A CENTRAL EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD
    BRONZE AGE, 11TH CENTURY B.C.
    The bronze blade with broad flattened midrib, oval hilt with riveted arched guard, disc-shaped pommel with incised arched and dotted decoration
    20 in. (51 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of a Swiss explorer, 19th Century.
    Old ink inscribed label on blade reads "Mittlere Bronzezeit Siehe Forrers Reallexikon Seite 119 Nr. 28".