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Iron sword

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:50 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron sword, fragmentary, length 36cm. With extra bit of tang detached: length 4cm. Total length 39.5cm. The blade has been cleaned electrolytically, and is now holey and thin. But it was probably a small sword with slim blade.X-ray 9SCH, probably incorrectly, uses this accession number for a seax from Sibertswold grave 177. A sword of unknown provenence also has been asigned the catalogue number M 6305 by SCH. National Museums Liverpool database contains the following data on this spearhead: spearhead 12 1/4\ long. Kingston Down. Ref 'Excavations in W. Kent 1960-70' B.Philp ed. P.189. – D.H."

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Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

M6305b

Catalogue Number

M 6305

Material

iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

sword (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; sword) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Category ID

sword

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