London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD
9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
The bronze blade with pronounced mid-rib, the pierced hilt with one rivet remaining, winged guard and a double lentoid flanged pommel
29½ in. (75 cm.) long
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, pp. 119, 194, 277, pls. 149-150, XXIII (AG 1120).
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