Agora Object: B 778
Inventory Number:   B 778
Section Number:   ΔΔ 179
Title:   Sword
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Χάλκινο ξίφος 1400 – 1350 π.Χ.
Category:   Bronze
Description:   Broken in five pieces but complete.
Heavy rib down center of blade. A raised rim around the edge of the handle to take the (wooden ?) hand-hold.
One rivet for fastening on hand-hold in place, and traces of holes for at least three others.
Rivet heads : cf. B 779 and J 99 (ΔΔ 177 and 180).
At ca. 0.13m. from the tip, a heavy rivet with a gold rimmed head, apparently attached to the blade by corrosion.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Χάλκινο Μυκηναϊκό ξίφος. Αποτελείται από πέντε τμήματα
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb.
Handling:   Stoa gallery case
Negatives:   Leica, Color slide, XXVII-56, XXIX-72, XLIII-9
PD Number:   444
Dimensions:   L. 0.74; W. (handle) 0.053
Material:   Copper alloy
Date:   5, 14 May 1947
Section:   ΔΔ
Grid:   ΔΔ:62/ΙΖ
Deposit:   M 21:2
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), p. 108.
    Guide (1976), p. 221.
    Guide (1962), p. 145.
    Hesperia 17 (1948), pp. 155-157, pl. XXXIX, 3, fig. 4.
    Agora XIII, p. 175, pl. 36, no. III-17.
    Agora XIV, p. 8, pl. 17d.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:B 779
    Agora:Object:J 99
References:   Publications (4)
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Deposit: M 21:2
Card: B 778