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An iron sword with mineral-preserved organics, possibly from a scabbard. The sword is 740 mm long, the blade is 592 mm long and 48 mm wide at the top. There is a high campanulate iron hilt end, 15 mm high, and the top of the tang is burred. The handle has been constructed from two pieces of horn, with vertical grain, separated by an iron washer exactly halfway down the tang. The blade has traces of mineral-preserved skin/leather and a little wood that may have come from a scabbard, but there are no details of construction.
Length: 592 millimetres (blade)
Length: 740 millimetres
Width: 48 millimetres (top of blade)
- Curator's comments
- Stead 2006
From burial 10, with a crouched skeleton, 14 spearheads and perhaps a wooden shield, Stead 1991a: 71, 74 and 224, figs 54 and 124.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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