- Museum number
Copper alloy sword. The sword has six rivets with a round cross-section from which four are stronger and placed in a line right below the proximal edge. The other two are smaller and located one on each side directly below the outer lining of the first set of rivets. The proximal end has a broad square shape and the edges curve slightly inwards before the beginning of the blade. The blade has a biconvex cross-section.
- Production date
Length: 15.60 millimetres (rivets)
Length: 523 millimetres
Weight: 571.50 grammes
Thickness: 6.50 millimetres
Width: 66.80 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Grave 429 comprised a burial in a pottery urn (pithos) located 1.5 m below the surface. The urn measured 95 cm long by 60 cm wide. The burial was associated with an adult male through the grave assemblage. Found inside the grave were several animal remains, a copper alloy bracelet (1889.0704.155), three or four copper alloy pendants (1889.0704.156, 1889.0704.158), a copper alloy ring which was still on the finger bone and had skin impressions on the surface (1889.0704.157), a necklace made from seven serpentine beads (1889.0704.159), two bone beads (1889.0704.160), one ivory bead (1889.0704.161), a copper alloy sword with six rivets (1889.0704.154) and a pottery vessel type 5 which is located in the Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire in Brussels (Catalogue Nr. P.G. 41-1-183).
- Not on display
- Reconstructed on the tip and around the rivet holes.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number