Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 18, 2015 3:14:24 GMT
Editor's Note: Text below translated by Google from original German text.
Long Sword with scabbard, celtic, 2nd century. v. Chr.
Sword and scabbard made of iron. Well preserved, the fittings of the vaginal plates (chape, forcing) on the rear or at the edges partly low material loss due to corrosion. The upper clamp goes on the back in a sword carrying handle well preserved. Bell-shaped stitching. Tang with a final conical rivet, broken in the middle and modern together by pin again. Corrosion of the surface with some minor loss of material.
Length 92 cm.
Fully preserved sword of the middle La Tène with scabbard and all fittings.
Provenance: Austrian private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
Limit: 1200 EURO (Late 2014)