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Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: length 90cm, width of blade 5cm. Tang broken in two, and blade very flaked. A few remains of scabbard, a little wood and a lot of hairy impressions: impressions of lower and upper guard very clear; tang has flattened knob.X-ray no. 14: pattern welded blade with four composite rods in double assembly, alternating pattern.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS821

Catalogue Number

KAS 821

Material

iron, organics (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, hair) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

sword scabbard (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; sword scabbard) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

sword

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