Two North European Bronze Daggers, And A North European Bronze Sword
Lot 45
Two North European Bronze Daggers, And A North European Bronze Sword
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two North European Bronze Daggers, And A North European Bronze Sword
All 1st Millenium B.C.
All in excavated condition, the first with tapering double-edged blade (crudely repaired) cast with converging lines over each side to the point, integral hilt comprising arched quillon-block over the forte with a row of four bosses on each side, grip of circular section rising to a flat disc-shaped pommel with ovoidal cap and chased overall with whorls between line decoration; the second of similar plainer form, the blade (lower third missing) with raised medial ridge along both sides; the last with broad tapering blade (point detached) with rounded medial ridge along both sides, and integral grip (incomplete) recessed on each side and pierced with holes for the grip-scales (missing) (3)
36.4 cm. 38.5 cm. and 70 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. nos. 15, 16 and 17, pp. 23 and 26, fig. 4

    For further information see Heribert Seitz, Blank-Waffen I, 1965, pp. 23-32, pls. 14-19 where examples in the Stockholm State Historical Museum are dated between 1300 to 1200 hundred B.C.
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