- Museum number
Iron sword corroded into the remains of the iron chape from its (probably organic) sword-sheath. The tang is long and slender, widening into gently sloping shoulders as it reaches the blade. A mid-rib runs down the centre of the blade. There is heavy damage to the edges of the blade in places. Only the chape remains of the sheath. The chape end is thickened at the bottom, with large circular terminals where it meets the bridge clamps and the blade.
- Production date
- 450 BC - 320 BC (circa)
Length: 97.80 millimetres (chape)
Length: 330 millimetres (total, approx)
Weight: 268 grammes
Thickness: 12 millimetres (chape)
Width: 47.70 millimetres (chape, max)
Width: 27.70 millimetres (sword, max)
- 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)
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number