Inventory #: 969 Type: Sword Material: Iron Period: 7th Cent. B.C. - 4th Cent. A.D. Provenance: Central Asia Measurements: 46.3 cm in length Very elaborate and well-preserved iron sword with open ring griffin head pommel, double bar handle and hand guard with incised design to replicate wire wrapping. Handle has several incised decorations and is identical on both sides. Blade features a full-length double line groove. Found in association with iron forked spear heads, catalog #961.