28 April 2004,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,780
GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD
11TH CENTURY B.C.
The bronze blade gently broadening below the tip, with medial ridge, the hilt with rivets attaching arched guard to blade, the disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal and incised concentric lines
25½ in. (64.8 cm.) long
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, pp. 114 and 274, pls. 90, 144-145 and XXI (AG 1012).
See illustration opposite and on page 13.
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