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Large medieval knife and Celtic/Roman bronze pieces

Large medieval knife and Celtic/Roman bronze pieces


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1311491
Ostracon Ancient Art
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $220.00 
Decorative case with large knife blade with down-curved spine, a rather straight and very sharp cutting edge and a short straight tang. A small saltire is marked on the blade. L. 16.5 cm (6.5 in). Medieval period onwards.
Below on the left a couple of incised bronze bolsters with remains of the corroded iron blade in between. These were intended to strengthen the blade-handle section. 2.4 cm (0.9 in) and 1.6 cm (0.6 in).
At center the small pommel of a tang blade. 1 cm (0.4 in).
On the upper right a fragment with a globular bulge belonging to a belt (?). 2.4 cm (0.9 in).
On the lower right a finely engraved sleeve-like quillon which surrounded the knife-handle’s front section. 1.9 cm (0.75 in)
Case: 25.5 cm x 25.5 cm (10 in)
The age of the knife blade is undetermined. The bronze pieces are Celtic or Roman, 1st century BC to 1st century AD.
Formerly in the collection of the dragoon-officer Kurt von Kaulla (born 1881), Darmstadt/Freiburg (Germany).
Acquired at Kunst & Kuriosa, Auktionen in Heidelberg (Germany), March 2009 sale, lot no. 619.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.