Bronze sword, cast in one piece, with blade and hilt cast in one piece; flanged hilt to receive the wood or bone inlay; a rectangular guard with shortened lappets on both sides which were used to secure the inlay.
Circa 900-750 BC.
Very Fine condition; the metal stable with green patination and light accretions covering the whole.
Length 48 cms (18.9 ins)
Literature: For similar example, see items 48; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum: P.R.S. Moorey.
From an old collection acquired legally on the UK Arts market in the 1990's.
Iron-age Bronze Short-Sword of good size
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