- Museum number
Iron sword corroded into the remains of its iron sword-sheath. The tang is slightly convex, with a small flat ring at the hilt, and slight burring at the end. The sloping shoulders of the blade are stepped. A mid-rib runs down the centre of the blade. There is some chipping to the edges of the blade, and damage across the centre as it it has at some point been bent across the middle. Only the lowest third of the sword-sheath survives, the preserved section includes the chape. the sheath is also embellished with a mid-rib, and the chape end is closed and close-fitting.
- Production date
- 450 BC - 320 BC (circa)
Length: 785 millimetres (total)
Weight: 623 grammes
Thickness: 13.50 millimetres (max)
Width: 32 millimetres (chape, across finials)
Width: 49.20 millimetres (scabbard, max)
Width: 43.40 millimetres (top of blade)
- Curator's comments
- La Tène I swords were long, with sharp points and a prominent rib running along the middle of the sword.
- On display (G50/dc10)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number