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sword

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2006,0305.13

  • Description

    Iron sword, fragmentary, consisting of the upper end of the blade in two pieces with stub of tang; two long lengths of blade; two shorter lengths of blade; the point; and possible fragments of the hilt (in three main lumps of concretion); pattern-welded (of 4 rods or more from x-rays); remains of wooden scabbard adhering; for pommel and scabbard mount probably from this sword see nos. 13a and 14.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 150 millimetres (upper end)
    • Width: 55 millimetres (upper end)
    • Length: 225 millimetres (no. 4)
    • Length: 230 millimetres
    • Length: 87 millimetres (no. 3)
    • Length: 110 millimetres (no. 2)
    • Width: 45 millimetres (no. 2)
    • Length: 90 millimetres (point)
  • Curator's comments

    A solidus found near grave 69 is probably plough-scatter from it; registered in C&M dept as 2010,4139.1 (prn CEM272989).

  • Bibliography

    • TAR 2004 pps. 68-71, no. 88 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2006,0305.13

  • Additional IDs

    • 2004T187 (Treasure number)
I2006,0305.13 - Cross section through balde 180mm from tip (2).

I2006,0305.13 - Cross section through balde 180mm from tip (2).

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