A European Bronze Age sword  Circa 900 BC mounted
Lot 73
A European bronze sword
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,740) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A European bronze sword
Late Bronze Age, circa 900 B.C.
The leaf-shaped blade with pronounced central ridge outlined by two groves, with two notches above the wings of the hilt-plate, pierced with four rivet-holes and central slot, terminating in a faint 'fish tail', 19¼in (49cm long, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dutch collection acquired in the 1970s.

    Literature:
    This type of sword blade was particularly common in Northern Europe at the end of the Bronze Age. For similar examples found in Great Britain, cf. J. Manley, Atlas of Prehistoric Britain, Oxford, 1989, p.137, pl.88.
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