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Iron sword (corroded) in two pieces, each with a sharp break at which they apparently join. The blade may well have been bent and then broken when being straightened. The break is along a straight transverse line about 130 mm from the top of the blade. Assuming the join, the sword is 660 mm long, lacking the tip of the blade and the top of the tang. The blade is now 553 mm long, and was perhaps 560 mm long originally. It is about 43 mm wide at the top, has badly chipped edges and seems to have a slight median ridge. It tapers from about 310 mm to a long sharp point. The shoulders slope and the tang is rectangular in section.
Length: 660 millimetres (?)
Length: 560 millimetres (blade; originally)
Length: 553 millimetres (blade)
Width: 43 millimetres (top)
- Curator's comments
- Stead 2006
An old acquisition when registered in 1936. An old label states 'prob. Thames'.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Old Acquisition, acquisition details unrecorded. Acquisition details unknown as of September 2003.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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