Bronze rapier with grip and blade cast in one piece. The narrow straight two edged blade originally tapered to a point (now lost) and is of lenticular section. The grip is of oval section with a mushroom shaped pommel, the grip broadening towards the blade with two small bumps on each face to represent rivets.
Weapon was probably one of the ones referred to in a bill of Bland & Foster, dated 10th September 1790, "Three daggers & two Spear blades made of the Mettal used (sic) before Iron was known, the Arms us'd by the Romans when they invaded this Country. Very curious pieces of Antiquity', at 15 10s. Part of the hoard found at Ambleside in Westmorland. Came to Windsor on 11th April 1837.