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Sword - Tréboul-Saint-Brandan type

UnknownMiddle Bronze Age, ca. 1600–1300 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

This solid-hilted sword, probably found in the Rhône near Lyons is of a type and technology suggesting that it was made in Brittany. Almost identical comparable finds even suggest that there may have been a workshop there for high-value weapons like this. Other sword finds of the same type moreover show that they predominantly had hilts made of wood and not bronze. So this example with a metal hilt was more than just a weapon, it was a high-value symbol of power.

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  • Title: Sword - Tréboul-Saint-Brandan type
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Middle Bronze Age, ca. 1600–1300 BCE
  • Type: Sword
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Inv. no.: Va 11191
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-019212
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Claudia Plamp || Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / B. Heeb
  • Collection: Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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