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Bronze Age Dagger Blade and hilt

-1500/-1000

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

Bronze dagger blade. The blade is heavier at the base and has a rounded tip. Bone dagger handle made out of a cow's metacarpal bone, sawed lengthwise. A 'tongue' of bone that was left at the back, possibly as an attachment, has broken off at the base. The handle is decorated with encircled dots above 6 incised lines all of which were filled with black carbon. There are three perforations for the blade attachment.

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  • Title: Bronze Age Dagger Blade and hilt
  • Date Created: -1500/-1000, -1500/-1000
  • Location: Ghar Mirdum
  • Medium: Bronze and Bone, Bronze and Bone
  • Showcase room: Bronze Age Display, Ghar Mirdum Showcase
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila, Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Borg in- Nadur phase, Borg in- Nadur phase
  • Inventory number: 2643 2648, 2643 2648

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