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EUROPEAN Bronze Age SWORD 1200 BC.

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EUROPEAN Bronze Age SWORD 1200 BC.

Comments for: EUROPEAN Bronze Age SWORD 1200 BC.
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Date: June 07, 2007 11:11PM

a Bronze Age Masterpiece in ancient weaponry.
Items of this calibre are near impossible to obtain as the majority are to be found in state museums. This artefact has been de-accessioned from an old English collection and we are very privileged to have been given the opportunity to offer it. Provenance: Found near water in the tributaries of the river Danube in Germany. Via German auction house in Munich. It exhibits a superb green-azurite patina on the handle, and a honey-green water patina on the blade. Albeit for some deformity of the handle as shown, and a chipping of the blade in one place, the weapon is intact, unrestored and uncleaned. The handle is decorated with concentric circles in bands and incised La Tene lines.
The new owner would be advised to publish this masterpiece and take it to his or her nearest state museum where it can be recorded into the archaeological literature. Length of Weapon: 21 inches. The date of manufacture of this weapon is the Bronze Age some 1500 to 1000 BC. Our early western European Ancestors believed in powerful Water Spirits and Human Sacrifice. Humans, often enemies, but on occasions respected local noblemen, were sacrificed in a ritual fashion with such swords near the water to upease the Gods or to ask for a favour to be granted. Often after the sacrifice, the high priests or druids, used to ceremoniously fling these superb swords into the water as part of the sacrifice ritual, as a further offering to the Gods. Hence the fact that these precious objects have often been retrieved from fresh water. For more literature on this subject please consult: Art of the Celts by Lloyd and Jennifer Laing, ISBN Number: 0500202567.

Estimated Value: $7000.