A Bronze Dagger. 1st Century A.D., Possible North Or Mid-Italian. In excavated condition, with tapering recurved single-edged blade very slightly overlapping along the back on each side, integral hilt of unusual form comprising tapering quillon-block made in one with the grip and right angled pommel each of square section, the latter with hooked terminal and surmounted by a rounded projection retaining the remains of a staple.
42.4 cm. overall
Estimate: £500 - 700 US$ 800 - 1,100
Literature: Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 14, pp. 23 and 26, fig. 4