The straight (slightly bent), double-edged blade with remnants of a grip rivet on the conical tang, the iron quillons with a copper-soldered ferrule and silver-inlaid stripes on both sides, iron mushroom pommel, the oval ferrule below it with a ring for the hand loop. An excavated find preserved over its whole length with very good basic matter, partly cleaned at the quillons. Length 95.5 cm.
An extremely rare sword with supposedly Syrian/Mameluk provenance (or possibly Byzantine).
Compare: Islamic Swords and Swordsmiths, Istanbul 2001, Plate No. 80-83, and Islamiske vaben i dansk privateje, Copenhagen 1982, No. 24.