Sword hilt made of metal.
See Ethdoc 233 - Notes from donor including letter, 30 Oct 1928:
' ... The vase in question and the iron weapons were found in the Bukuru District in the bed of the Forum River resting on the Forum Granite bedrock ...The spot in the river bed was about half a mile up stream going West and away from the Forum River bridge, which is about 3 miles from the Mission Station. The river over-burden was about 14 ft thick consisting of 18ins of Wash, covered by alternate layers of clay, and sand and marl, in stratigraphical formation, the clay being in three distinct layers with the sandy bed of the river as the topmost. The Forum bridge is S.E. from Bukuru and about 7 miles distant by road, 3 miles direct ... A considerable number of buried trees were found in the first layer of clay above the wash. This timber was quite distinct from anything existing today and very considerably carbonised.'
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