European Bronze Sword
- Dated: circa 1400 B.C.E.
- Measurements: overall length: 25 1/2 inches
- Provenance: Ex. German Art Market, previously in the S. Straub collection, mid-west Germany, acquired 1970’s
The sword has a bronze blade of long leaf-shaped form with subtle mid-ridge and beveled edges. The hilt features a C-shaped guard with six circular rivet caps and profusely incised. The oval pommel has a prominent knob and is decorated with incised work. Swords such as this were used in central Europe during the Bronze Age. This example is of a type found almost exclusively in Southern Germany, of which only two complete examples are known.
Source: Copyright 2013 © Art Ancient
Cambridge Digital Library, MS Mm.5.31, f.76r. Alexander of Bremen, Expositio in Apocalypsim (1250-1260)
November 28, 1967
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