Ancient Celtic Sword La Tène Culture, 300-150 BC
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Ancient Celtic sword from the La Tène culture 300-150 BC. Details: In excavated condition, with broad blade, slender tapering tang, with small flat bronze terminal, and characteristic bronze short cross-piece. Most of these types of swords are completely made of iron; this particular one has bronze fittings which is very rare.
The La Tène culture was an Iron Age culture named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland, where a rich trove of artifacts was discovered by Hansli Kopp in 1857.La Tène culture developed and flourished during the late Iron Age (from 450 BC to the Roman conquest in the 1st century BC) in eastern France, Switzerland, Austria, southwest Germany, Northern Germany, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.
CONDITION: In excavated condition, no repairs or restorations, age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 68 cm (26 ¾ in).
REFERENSES: The Celts published by Rizzoli New York, page 529.
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- 300-150 BC
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- old patina