Ancient Greek Bronze Short Sword Dagger Bronze Age 1500 B.C.

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Rare ancient circa 1500 B.C. Bronze Age Period Greek bronze short sword - dagger blade A type; Outside the Greek mainland and Crete the A type swords are in fact attested in the Cycladic islands, and in the Ionian islands.

A double-edged tapering blade with flattened medial ridge, and a short tang. The base pierced with four rivet holes for the attachment of a handle. 

 

CONDITION: In very good condition considering its age, well preserved with beautiful green patina showing its age and usage. 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

Overall length: 30.7 cm (12 3⁄32 inches)

Width of the blade at the widest point: 4.8 cm (1 57⁄64 inches) 

 

Reference:

1.Cf. Branigan, K. Aegean Metalwork of the Early and Middle Bronze Age, Oxford, 1974 

 

2.Andrea Salimbeti's very good web site on the Aegean Bronze Age swords: 

 

http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/weapons1.htm

Item Details

Reference #:
G206
Quantity
1
Category
Antiquities
SubCategory
Metal
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
1500 B.C.
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material