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Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 2021-10-27, 13:24 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword in very bad condition, dropping to pieces and minus tip and part of hilt. Present length 68cm. Original length (minus tip of blade) 30 inches. Traces of wooden scabbard with fibre underneath and ?leather on top. Impression of perishable guard at top.X-ray no. 17. A pattern-welded blade with two composite rods in standard arrangement of twisted sections.X-ray could not be located 2006-7. – D.H.

History

Grave ID

Sarre Grave 250

Object ID

KAS825

Catalogue Number

KAS 825

Material

iron, organics, wood, skin product (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, fibre, leather) (Antiquarian Material; wood, leather)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

sword scabbard (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; sword scabbard) (Antiquarian Keyword; sword sheath)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

sword

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