Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 22, 2015 9:57:17 GMT
2nd century BC-1st century AD
A hand-forged sword of 'carp's tongue' profile with broad, parallel-sided blade and rounded lower end with thick lozenge-section point; the guard elliptical in plan with stepped curve to the centre corresponding to the broad fuller in the blade; the tang rectangular-section and tapering; the pommel a bar with recurved ends, one with an iron ring attached. 274 grams, 56 cm (22"). Very fine condition.
From an old London collection, formed in the late 1990s.
Thursday 14th March 2013