London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
THREE EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORDS
LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Comprising a bronze sword with leaf-shaped blade and pronounced mid-rib, the pierced hilt with serrated flanges and remaining six rivets, with winged terminal, 22 in. (56 cm.) long; another sword similar, with one rivet remaining, 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) long; and a bronze sword with long tapering blade (bent in the centre), broad mid-rib, the deep flanged hilt pierced and with one remaining rivet, 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) long (3)
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, pp. 102 and 105, pls. 84 and 87 (AG 1016 and 1018-1019).
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