This is an early Bronze Age tanged dagger, from the Beaker Culture. Dating to c. 2150 - 1600 BC. It is a fine example with a hammered tang that would have been secured into an antler or wooden handle. A similar example in the British Museum can be viewed here 1862,0719.7. See also DOR-FCCD7E and LANCUM-3BEC10 for further discussion. RARE.
CULTURE: Early Bronze Age
DATE: c. 2150 - 1600 B.C.
SIZE: 125mm x 29mm x 5mm
WEIGHT: 42.95 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection.
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