Description: Bronze sword, Long heavy blade, leaf-shaped and flenged at the edges. The sword is of the 'peaked' style, in reference to the way in which the ridge of the blade runs up onto the tang in a sharp point or peak.
Place of Find & Manfucature: England
Note: The general form of the sword is similar to several found in Cambridgeshire and Northants, notably at Wilburton (Cambridge) and Ewart Park (Northants).
Dimension(s): Length, whole, 69.0, cm Width, striking point, 15.5, cm
Acquisition: Given; 1947; Tharp, Philippa
Provenance: From a gravel pit at Badlingham, Chippenham, Cambridgeshire
Acquisition Credit: Given by Miss Philippa Tharp in memory of her brother Flying / Officer John D.A. Tharp (1922-43)
Documentation: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology1888. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology.p. p. 194 Publ. Mentioned p. 194, fig. 1
Brown, M.A.. Swords and Sequence in the British Bronze Age.
Source Title: Archaeologica CVII (1982)
Cf. Several swords of this type, including those found at Wiburton, Cambridgeshire and Ewart Park, Northants. Probably found in England. Late Bronze Age, c.900 BC