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Falcata

-499/-300

Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

This iron sword with curved blade, which has a single edge, is known as "falcata" and is characteristic of Alta Andalucía Iberian.

It was found in Santa Elena (V-IV centuries BC). After heating it was bend to be unused and deposited between the trousseau of a tomb.

The "falcata" serve to inflict serious damage to the opponent, or hit him with his back. The handle has a characteristic shape of beak bird or horse, and the rivets are preserved. It was an essential weapon among the Iberians.

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Details

  • Title: Falcata
  • Date Created: -499/-300
  • Location: Archaeological Museum of Linares
  • Provenance: Santa Elena
  • Medium: Iron

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