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Merovingian or Eastern Roman Sword

Merovingian or Eastern Roman Sword

Merovingian or Eastern Roman Sword

88 x 0 cm (34 ⁵/₈ x 0 inches)
Iron with agate inlay and gold leaf
5th -6th century

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PROVENANCE

Private collection UK since the 1970's

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An iron two-edged sword with lentoid-section blade, the blade with battle nicks to both cutting edges and traces of scabbard remaining; the lower guard formed from a gilt chip-carved plate, inlaid with garnet cloisonné; gold clad tubular grip with five raised ribs; the pommel with inset rectangular garnets with a central cabochon, agate disc above. 855 grams, 88cm  Fine condition, cleaned and conserved.