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Sickle

Object Number:48-2-197
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Southern France
Chalon-Sur-SaƓne
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Length: 12.9 cm
Width: 2.6 cm
Thickness: 0.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:148 - Collector Number
L-2-302 - Old Loan Number

Description

Rivet-hafted sickle. Green patina was cleaned in 1966. Curving balde has two strengthening ridges along its outer edge and is flat at the inner cutting edge which is serrated. At one end is a pear-shaped hole for attaching a handle. The back is flat and plain, indicating that the sickle was cast in a one-sided mold.

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 63, no. 223View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 248-249, no. 253; p. 384, fig. 186View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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