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Early Bronze Age Beaker Culture tanged dagger


Code: 11491

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.

OBJECT: Dagger

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.