London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN EARLY BRONZE AGE EUROPEAN SWORD
CIRCA 2000 B.C.
With long tapering blade broadening out towards the tip, a single chased line broadening out towards three chased v-shaped lines on either side of a medial ridge, the triple ridged hilt attached to the blade by double rivets, pommel chipped
29¼ in. (74.3 cm.) long
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