Ancient European 11th century B.C. Bronze Age Celtic Hallstatt Culture Sword Vollgriffschwert

$7,800.00
Quantity available: 1

Ancient European Middle Bronze Age Celtic sword known as "Vollgriffschwert," Hallstatt culture, circa 12th -11th century B.C. The sword is constructed of two separate elements: the bronze hilt and the bronze blade.

A straight, double-edged, tapered bronze blade with a pronounced medial ridge, gently broadening below the tip, inserted into the bronze hilt of a characteristic type of European Celtic bronze age "Hallstatt Culture."
The hilt has an arched guard, and the flattened hilt is adorned with three rings flanked by punched dotted decoration, and surmounted by a horizontal disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal decorated at the top with incised pattern including a band of concentric semi-circles and punched dotted pattern.
During the European Bronze Age in Hallstatt culture, this type of sword was considered a status symbol.
Luxury Celtic weapons were reserved for the elite and were made not only for local warriors but also for export to European regions located on the peripheries of Hallstatt culture.


REFERENCES:

Helme und Waffen Alteuropas - Sammlung Axel Guttmann Berlin by Hermann Born und Svend Hansen.Page:123,124 ,200.

For related swords in Museums please see the link below:

https://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/amat/iss/kap_b/backbone/rb_1_2.html

We will provide the buyer with a copy of the page from the mentioned reference together with a certificate of authenticity.


CONDITION: It is 100% genuine, in original condition, with no repairs or restoration at all. The tip is slightly chipped.
Well preserved and in stable condition for an antique combat sword that is over 3000 years old.
Please see all the pictures in the listing since they are part of the description of the object's condition.

PROVENANCE: Ex-Private UK Collection.

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 57.3 cm (22.6 inches)
WEIGHT: 615 grams

Item Details

Reference #:
A118
Quantity
1
Category
Antiquities
SubCategory
Metal
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
11th century B.C.
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
Bronze