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sword

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,0720.1

  • Description

    Iron sword with short, broad blade with mid-rib and row of punched ring-and-dots on tang; triangular rib on either face of blade at tang end; edges very corroded.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC-9thC (?)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 47.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Similar swords have been classified as 'sub-Roman' type in Rynne, E., 1981. A classification of pre-Viking Irish iron swords. In: Duignan, M. V. and Scott, B. G. (eds.), Studies on early Ireland: essays in honour of M. V. Duignan. Dublin: Association of Young Irish Archaeologists, pp. 93-97, esp. p. 95 and Fig. 1

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  • Location

    On display: G41/dc16/sC

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1867,0720.1

Iron sword with short, broad blade and row of punched ring-and-dots on tang; triangular rib on either face of blade; edges very corroded.

Iron sword with short, broad blade and row of punched ring-and-dots on tang; triangular rib on either face of blade; edges very corroded.

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