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Sword: GR.210a.1892

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Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)




Sword blade with a short tang that would have fitted into the handle. The shoulders of the blade form a ā€˜Vā€™ shape with the tang. The blade has a central ridge on both sides and it tappers to a point. The sword blade is bent towards the point and the end of the tang is bent over.


Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.013 m
Length: 0.482 m
Width: 0.046 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1892) by Bulwer, Henry, Sir, KCMG


Early Cypriot
Middle Cypriote
Bronze Age
-2100 BCE - -1601 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.210a.1892
Primary reference Number: 66805
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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