Roman Bronze Dagger with Head of Eagle & Duck
Roman Bronze Dagger, 1st - 3rd Century CE. Dagger is an ancient pastiche of a bronze dagger topped with bronze chariot fitting of an eagle with hook of a duck's head. Bronze blade of sword is rusted and pitted but in tact. Eagle hilt in excellent condition. Bronze blade is 14 1/4" high x 1 1/4" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 15 1/4" high x 2 3/4" x 2 3/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa Israel. For example of Eagle / Duck chariot fitting see Christie's South Kensington, November 06, 2002, Sale 9482, Lot 107. Before bronze, stone (flint, obsidian f.e.) was used as the primary material for edged cutting tools and weapons. Stone is however very fragile, and therefore not practical to be used for swords. With the introduction of copper, and subsequently bronze, daggers could be made longer, leading to the sword.
WIDTH: 2 in | HEIGHT: 15 in | DEPTH: 2 in
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