The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Sword hilt
  • Sword hilt
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Denmark
  • c. 1200 B.C.
  • Bronze, engraved
  • Weight: 0.135 kg
  • A455
  • European Armoury I
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  • Sword hilt, of cast bronze having a green patina. The pommel takes the form of a flat oval-shaped disc engraved with lines and dots in the shape of a cross within a circular border; plain grip of oval section; short, flat arched guard, decorated with lightly engraved lines and dots, and split to receive the blade, which would have been secured by pins which project 1/16 of an inch; only small fragments of the bronze blade remain. Made in Denamrk in the late Bronze Age (about 1200 B.C.).