EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD OR DAGGER

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Bronze sword or dagger, so-called ‘Antenne’ Sword.
Hilt decorated with incised dots, separate cross-piece having upward curled corners and pin on top for now missing inlaid part of bone or wood; blade with central rib. Traces of use

H. 40,7 cm. Brown patina. Mounted on bronze stand.
Ex Vente Drouot, Paris1970s

Probably Hallstatt or La Tène period, 8th-7th cent. BC.

 9.750

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