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sword

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.1232

  • Description

    Copper alloy sword. Towards the edges the tang thickens slightly. A break has been joined with lead solder in modern times. The rivet-hole at the repair is unusually large. There are two large rivet-holes in the butt and the unperforated depressions for four more. Ricasso present. The blade is oval in cross-section and faint traces of a ridge can be discerned running parallel to the edges.

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 504 millimetres
    • Length: 99 millimetres (hilt)
    • Width: 49 millimetres (butt; max.)
    • Width: 39 millimetres (blade; max.)
    • Thickness: 7 millimetres
    • Weight: 510 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Eogan 1965
    The rivet-hole at the repair is unusually large and it may have been widened since discovery and this may have caused the break.

  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 1965 71 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.1232

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