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Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: length 88cm, but tip of tang broken off (originally c. 89.5cm). Width of blade in sheath max. 5.8cm. In poor condition, but substantial remains of wooden sheath: wood with vertical grain with hairy remains beneath (eg. sheepskin lining). In one place a very well preserved fragment of leather, wrinkled or embossed, on top of wood.X-ray no. 9: 5 composite rods in double assembly, in alternate pattern. Very clear on upper part of blade.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS826

Catalogue Number

KAS 826

Material

iron, wood, skin product, organics (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, hairy, sheepskin, leather) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

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

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

sword

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