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MOUNTED Chinese Han Dynasty Iron Sword 200 AD

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MOUNTED Chinese Han Dynasty Iron Sword 200 AD

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: June 22, 2007 01:55PM

an extremely rare military artefact from Ancient China.
This superb Iron Long Sword dates to Han Dynasty China, around 200 AD. This is a Single Edged Weapon complete with circular Loop Pommel and Handle. Mounted on a wooden frame dressed with Canvas. Length of Sword: 33 1/4 inches.
Han Dynasty Warfare: The Han Dynasty was a very successful period of Chinese history characterised by military success as well as cultural prosperity.
Its success was probably due to its near universal military conscription policy. During the Han, all men had military obligations: Conscription was universal; soldiers were required to train for 1 year and serve for a further year. Although they were dismissed at 2 years, they were recalled when necessary. The military were classified into infantry, cavalry, and navy. There were a handful of governors in the military, who had civil as well as military authority. Some conscribed men served in the imperial capital, whilst others were sent to defend the Great Wall. Most Han soldiers fought as spear bearing infantry, swordsmen per se being infrequent. Later on in the Han Dynasty however, professional Cavalry were utilized to fight the Xiongnu in the North.

price: $1,300.00
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: June 23, 2007 02:29PM

Sale price: $0.50