London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD
12TH CENTURY B.C.
The long bronze blade gently broadening below the tip, with medial ridge and serrated edges at the base, the hilt with three faint horizontal bands, rivet attaching hilt to blade at either side of arched guard, the pierced disc-shaped pommel with raised knob terminal, decorated with incised zigzag and concentric lines
25¾ in. (65.4 cm.) long
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, p. 112, pls. 90, XX, 151-152 (AG 1007).
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