London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD
11TH CENTURY B.C.
The bronze blade with medial ridge, the hilt with arched guard riveted to the blade, ridged grip and disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal, repaired
21¼ in. (54 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. 144 and XXI (AG 74).
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