London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD
12TH CENTURY B.C.
The bronze blade with broad flattened mid-rib, serrated edges at the base, the hilt with riveted arched guard and disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal, with dotted decoration
23½ in. (59.6 cm.) long
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, pp. 112, 195 and 274, pls. 90, 151, 222 and XX (AG 1011).
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