Tyne and Wear HER(1379): Newcastle, King's Meadows, bronze dagger - Details
Newcastle, King's Meadows, bronze dagger
Armour and Weapons
In August, 1882, this dagger was dredged from the Tyne on the north side of the King's Meadows, Elswick. With 2 other daggers, it was for a time in the possession of R. Blair whence it passed to the Greenwell Collection, and so to the British Museum. The object, 334 mm long x 75 mm wide, was described as follows: "Long dagger with ogival blade, damaged at hilt end. The hilt, which has 3 lobes, is offset from the axis of the blade. The 3 rivets are in situ. Broad midrib with one narrow rib at each side; bevelled edges to blade".
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