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Greek Sword Blade with Blood Ridges

Antiquities - Greek


LOT 450

Estimate
GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 340
USD ($) 280 - 420
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £472

GREEK SWORD BLADE WITH BLOOD RIDGES

Circa 1,000 BC. A cast bronze sword blade, lanceolate in plan, with short, flat tang; on the central section of the blade a series of convergent raised ribs; towards the tip a median bulb. Copper-alloy, 350 grams, 46 cm.

Condition
Fine condition.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
See Muscarella, O.W. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artefacts in the Metroplitan Museum of Art.

Footnotes
The function of the ridges is principally to reduce suction and thus allow the blade to be withdrawn speedily.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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