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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: broken into 7 pieces and in appalling condition, bubbly and brittle. Length approximately 85cm, but tip of blade and top of tang gone; some scabbard remains, wood with vertical grain and hair beneath, and impress of lower guard width 1.5cm.X-ray no. 23: A pattern welded blade, but too far gone in corrosion to see anything clearly.X-ray could not be located in 2006-7. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS939

Catalogue Number

KAS 939

Material

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

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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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