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Sword jewelled with garnet

Unknown1st half / middle of 5th century

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The sword dates from the early Migration Period, and comes from a burial mound with a horse burial. The so-called ‘sword pearl’ of chalcedony, which presumably served as a talisman or amulet, was found with the sword.

Details

  • Title: Sword jewelled with garnet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st half / middle of 5th century
  • Type: Weapon
  • Medium: Iron, gilded bronze, inlays of garnet
  • Inv. no.: (MVF) IIId BD 8a
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-019212
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Klaus Göken
  • Collection: Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte | Kaukasus und Vorderer Orient, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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