SOLD Ancient Greek Bronze Short Sword Dagger Bronze Age 1500 B.C.
SOLD Rare ancient circa 1500 B.C. Bronze Age Period Greek bronze short sword - dagger blade A type; Outside the Greek mainland and Crete the A type swords are in fact attested in the Cycladic islands, and in the Ionian islands.
A double-edged tapering blade with flattened medial ridge, and a short tang. The base pierced with four rivet holes for the attachment of a handle.
CONDITION: In very good condition considering its age, well preserved with beautiful green patina showing its age and usage.
Overall length: 30.7 cm (12 3⁄32 inches)
Width of the blade at the widest point: 4.8 cm (1 57⁄64 inches)
1.Cf. Branigan, K. Aegean Metalwork of the Early and Middle Bronze Age, Oxford, 1974
2.Andrea Salimbeti's very good web site on the Aegean Bronze Age swords: