London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD
12TH CENTURY B.C.
The long bronze blade with medial ridge, the hilt with arched guard riveted to the blade and ridged grip with traces of chased spirals, the pierced disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal and traces of decorative spirals and incised hatches
25 1/8 in. (63.8 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 1004).
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