Bronze leaf-shaped sword: middle bronze age
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Bronze leaf-shaped sword: middle bronze age

Unknown

© Museum of London

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Bronze leaf-shaped sword with ricasso and central thickening on the blade. It has a splayed hilt with one slot in tang, two on butt. The sword is broken in four pieces. The place of collection is unknown. It is thought that this is part of a group of weapons found in the Thames. Weapons and skulls found in the Thames have always been interpreted as marking the sites of battles between the Britons and the Romans.
 

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Date

1200 BC - 1000 BC
 

Image Number

000239
 

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