Editor's Note: Traditionally sword types like this have been ascribed to the Islamic World. Professor Valeri Yotov disagrees (see links below), as do I. Swords like this are represented in Byzantine Art (see below also).
Date: 9th–10th century Medium: Copper Alloy Dimensions: (.1): H. 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.14 cm) (.2): H. 2 15/16 in. (7.44 cm); W. 2 5/8 in. (6.65 cm) (.3): H. 2 5/16 in. (5.87 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.38 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Anonymous Gift, 1980 Accession Number: 1980.210.1-3
Professor Valeri Yotov's excellent papers can be found here:
and you can find Sword-Site's assemblage of images of Byzantine swords in art and from the archaeological record here (it's the largest of its kind anywhere on the net or in print): sword-site.com/thread/99/byzantine-swords