Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Bronze sword from Richmond Lock and Weir
Found in the Thames at Richmond Lock and Weir on 18 June 1891
Part of the Lloyd collection
Dated: late Bronze Age (900BC - 800BC)
Dimensions: L 280mm; W 49mm; WT 345.0g
Bronze hilt and part of blade of leaf-shaped sword, with slightly concave V-butt, tang with vestigial flanges and grooved sides. Hilt has seven rivet-holes, three on handle and four on shoulder. Finial is rectangular. Blade has bevelled edges. 

Source & Copyright: Museum of London

Bronze sword from Richmond Lock and Weir

  • Found in the Thames at Richmond Lock and Weir on 18 June 1891
  • Part of the Lloyd collection
  • Dated: late Bronze Age (900BC - 800BC)
  • Dimensions: L 280mm; W 49mm; WT 345.0g

Bronze hilt and part of blade of leaf-shaped sword, with slightly concave V-butt, tang with vestigial flanges and grooved sides. Hilt has seven rivet-holes, three on handle and four on shoulder. Finial is rectangular. Blade has bevelled edges. 

Source & Copyright: Museum of London

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