THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN The Oxborough Ceremonial Dirk
A CEREMONIAL BRONZE DIRK, with a series of decorative ribs rising and converging to a point about half-way up the blade, traces of a series of five nicks on the thin midrib of one face, with flattened butt-end, Middle Bronze Age, 1500-1350 B.C., from Oxborough, Norfolk

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A CEREMONIAL BRONZE DIRK, with a series of decorative ribs rising and converging to a point about half-way up the blade, traces of a series of five nicks on the thin midrib of one face, with flattened butt-end, Middle Bronze Age, 1500-1350 B.C., from Oxborough, Norfolk
27 7/8in. (70.9cm.) long, 7 1/8in. (18.1cm.) wide max.
weight: 2.368kg

Lot Essay

Condition: good, except for pock scars

PUBLISHED: S.Needham, Middle Bronze Age Ceremonial Weapons: New finds from Oxborough, Norfolk and Essex/Kent, The Antiquaries Journal, Vol. LXX, Part II, 1990, pp. 239-251, fig.1, pl. XXVIIIa (fig. 2 shows a parallel with a dirk from Beaune, Cote d'Or, France)
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