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Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 2021-10-27, 15:31 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Fragmentary sword blade, length 54cm, hilt and point missing. In very bad and crumbly condition. Very substantial remains of scabbard: wood vertical grained, with ?leather beneath and hairy impressions below that.X-ray no. 64: Pattern welded: 2 composite rods in standard pattern.X-ray could not be located in 2006-7. – D.H.

History

Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

SarUnk_sword1

Catalogue Number

Unaccessioned

Material

iron, organics (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, leather, hair) (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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