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Iron sword with organic remains of handle and scabbard

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:50 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron sword blade, now detached, length 91cm (just over 36 inches). Length of tang to shoulder of blade, 11cm. Max. width of blade 5.2cm. Blade bent near point. Tip of tang i.e. pommel chipped off. Traces of wood on handle. Patchy remains of wooden sheath, with fibrous traces beneath.X-ray 3

History

Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

Sw-U-2

Catalogue Number

Sw.U.2

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

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

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Category ID

sword

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