London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A BRONZE SWORD
FIRST HALF OF 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The long blade with prominent midrib, the cylindrical handle with twin encircling ridges, and a concave disc pommel
20 in. (52.8 cm.)
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This sword is Chinese, Han Dynasty, and should be dated circa 3rd Century A.D.
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