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Sword, the blade straight, double-edged, broad at the guard, narrowing to a sharp point and with a medial ridge at either side. Attached is a guard with slender, slightly down-curved quillons. The rest of the hilt is missing and the whole piece is heavily corroded and with numerous losses throughout.
- Made in: Europe
- Length: 785 millimetres (Overall length)
- Length: 645 millimetres (Blade length)
- Weight: 715 grammes
Compare with Bull Wharf sword from the Thames in the Royal Armouies, and several of the swords from the Alexandria arsenal, now in Istanbul and elsewhere.
Comment and object description by T.Richardson, Royal Armouries. November 2008.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN4739
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