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BRONZE AGE RAPIER

A copper alloy dirk or rapier blade dating from the Bronze Age. The blade is broken into three pieces, but the lack of patination on the breaks suggests this occurred post deposition. The blade is almost complete, with just parts of the edge of the hilt missing. The blade has straight edges which taper to the point. It is lentoid in section with a thickened mid rib which occupies the middle third …