European Late Bronze Age swordM83
A bronze sword with six rivet holes on the shoulder (one rivet remaining) and two further rivet holes on the tang.
Western Europe, Late Bronze Age, c. 1250-1050 BC
48 x 5.2 cms
Top of tang and handle lost, the blade is curved out of shape and eroded as shown. Please note that the metal displays signs of active bronze erosion which may increase if not treated
Ex. private collection, UK; provenance with Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh.
The shape of the shoulder and tang are similar to pieces from the Meldreth Hoard, now in the British Museum: