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Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Iron Age Sword

Country of Origin: Italy

Description: Copper alloy sword with antennae hilt. One of the antenae is broken away. There are two iron rivets at the base and the blade has a wide mid-rib.

Dimensions: 60.3cm length

Object Period: Iron Age

Provenance: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Museum Accession No.: AN1927.1929

Aquisition History: Found in 1891. Acquired by Sir John Evans and presented to the Ashmolean by Sir Arthur Evans in 1927.

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