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Object Number:
MS928C
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus:
Tomb 109F
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Iron
Wood
Description:
a: Pommel of hilt; put together from 15 fragments was of iron and wood. Wood seems to have covered upper surface as well as lower. Perhaps a disk of iron with openwork ornaments originally surmounted pommel. Whether fragments of a disk of iron with curved edge marked b belonged to a pommel is uncertain. Adhering now to this fragment, is a band of iron with curved end which may possibly have belonged to a support for spits. c: Does not joinl contains the lower portion of the hilt and shoulder of blade and its sheath. The iron tang of the hilt, oval in section, is visible above the remains of the guard which consisted of a small disk of iron with openwork ornament. Below this disk (just below the catalog number) the wood of the sheath is cut perhaps to receive shallow triangular inlays, probably of bronze. Four framgents of the iron blade are assigned to this swoard becuase of their thickness. On them are traces of the wooden sheath.

Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 19, no. 15, pl. VIII
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