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Large arsenical copper tanged dagger with a flat cross section and extensive cold working and hammering all along the cutting edges. The hilt is thinned, and hammered up into a low flange one each side. Very faint traces of an omega hilt remain in the surface corrosion. Tip broken off. Originally finely ground all over, but now speckled with corrosion and a thick green patina.
- Production date
- 1750BC-1400BC (c.)
Length: 256 millimetres
Thickness: 5 millimetres (tang)
Thickness: 3.50 millimetres
Width: 67 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harrison & Craddock 1981
Provenance: Possibly from the Iberian Peninsula.
The closest parallels in the Peninsula are found in the Montelavar Group of Early Bronze Age single burials, concentrated in the western half of Iberia (Harrison, R. J. (1974), ‘A Closed Find from Cañada Rosal, near Écija (Prov. Sevilla) and two Bell Beakers’, in ‘Madrider Mitt.’, XV, pp. 77-94; Harrison, R. J. (1974a), ‘Ireland and Spain in the Early Bronze Age’ in ‘Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland’ CIV, pp. 52-73).
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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