- Museum number
Iron dagger or short sword of the Naue II or Snodgrass Type IA type; blade tapers evenly to point; relatively narrow hilt and shoulder, with a rectilinear profile (rather than the more rounded swelling of Snodgrass Type I); hilt pierced by four rivets, originally supporting a handle made of perishable materials; point of blade (and depending on the original length, much of the body) and the terminal of the hilt lost.
- Production date
- 1050 BC-600 BC
Length: 24.20 centimetres (surviving)
- Curator's comments
- This belongs to
Macdonald (1992, 43-6 and fig. 5) discusses examples of swords of this type excavated at Amathus in modern times ranging in date throughout much of the CG and the CAI periods.
Karageorghis V. 1983, Palaepaphos-Skales. An Iron Age cemetery in Cyprus.
MacDonald C. 1992, 'The iron and bronze weapons', in V. Karageorghis et al. (eds), La nécropole d'Amathonte. Tombs 113-367. VI. Bijoux, armes, verre, astragales et coquillages, squelettes. Études Chypriotes XIV (Nicosia), 43-100.
Snodgrass A. 1981, 'Early iron swords in Cyprus', RDAC, 129-34.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number