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Iron sword with scabbard remains

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: length 87cm, width of blade 5cm, but tip of blade and top of tang missing (cf. A.C. VII, pl. XII, extreme left, it had a knob on the pommel). In very poor condition, bubble flaking and extremely fragile. Some trace of scabbard, but little detail visible.X-ray no. 8: certainly pattern-welded, but not clear owing to state of blade. Probably three composite rods in alternate pattern in double assembly.X-ray could not be located in 2006-7. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS819

Catalogue Number

KAS 819

Material

iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; N/A) (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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