Sword and Scabbard Date: ca. 60 B. Culture: Celtic Medium: Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard Dimensions: Overall: 19 x 2 x in. x x cm) Classification: Metalwork-Bronze Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1999 Accession Number:
The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, the Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterized by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.
century, European, probably Scandinavian. The braided copper wires on the pommel may represent an earlier Scandinavian custom of tying a talisman to a sword hilt. The pattern-welded blade was forged of intertwined rods of steel and iron.