Description: Iron sword with silver hilt and scabbard; originally suspended from the pair of R-shaped mounts.
Production placeMade in: Iran (?)(Asia,Middle East,Iran)
Excavated/Findspot: Iran, North West (said to be from)(Asia,Iran,North West Iran)
Materials: Silver, iron
Length: 108 centimetres
Width: 8.5 centimetres
Length: 93 centimetres (scabbard)
Curator's Comments: The back of the scabbard is shown here as the decoration on the front of the scabbard is similar to ANE 135739. Both were originally hung from straps attached to the R-shaped mounts. This type of sword suspension was introduced from Central Asia into Iran and China and was designed for easier use by cavalry.
Pinder-Wilson 1971a no. 114 bibliographic details
Exhibition history Exhibited:G52/IRAN/20/6, from official opening 17/11/95-12/12/05.G49/IRAN/20, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.Iranian Room [IR], Jul 1975-ca 1990.1971, BM, 'Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire'