Hamburg and Archaeology: Sword Blade and Dagger Pommel

Foto: AMHBronze Age

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum
Hamburg, Germany

The sword blade and the pommel of a dagger come from barrows on König-Heinrich-Weg and Heidlohstrasse, respectively. The blade was recovered around 1860 when the barrow was removed. The dagger pommel came to light during excavations in 1952. Both of these almost 4 000 year-old finds can be interpreted as insignia of the Bronze Age warriors who were buried here.


  • Title: Hamburg and Archaeology: Sword Blade and Dagger Pommel
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Bronze Age
  • Location: Hamburg-Niendorf und Hamburg-Schnelsen
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Sword and Dagger Pommel
  • Medium: Bronze, Bronze

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