8 June 2005,
Price realised USD 10,800
USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD
SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPE, BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1200 B.C
Of Riegsee-type, the blade inserted into the separately-cast hilt, the blade flaring to its widest point approximately one-third of the of the length from the tip, with a mid-rib framed by finely-engraved parallel lines on either side, the hilt nearly-square in section and incised with concentric grooves, S's, and rows of short lines, the knobbed pommel similarly incised
24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm.) long
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For a similar example see p. 149 in Hänsel, Gaben an die Götter, Schätze der Bronzezeit Europas.
Swiss Private Collection, 1991.
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