Clay mold for casting a sword blade, from Bronze-Age Britain.(Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Clay mold for casting a sword blade, from Bronze-Age Britain.(Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Museums of Greece — Archaeological Museum of Heraklion: copper ingots from the palace of Zakros and the Royal Villa of Hagia Triada dating from the same period. The ingots were imported mainly from Cyprus, in the form of ox-hides facilitating their transport, with a standard weight of 30 kg. Some bear incised signs of Cypriot and Minoan script certifying the transaction.

Museums of Greece — Archaeological Museum of Heraklion: copper ingots from the palace of Zakros and the Royal Villa of Hagia Triada dating from the same period. The ingots were imported mainly from Cyprus, in the form of ox-hides facilitating their transport, with a standard weight of 30 kg. Some bear incised signs of Cypriot and Minoan script certifying the transaction.

lid of mirror box 1450-1550 Dimensions w. 7 x l. 6.5 cm Material and technique pewter-lead alloy

lid of mirror box 1450-1550 Dimensions w. 7 x l. 6.5 cm Material and technique pewter-lead alloy

Two European bronze swords  Late Bronze Age, circa 900 B.C. The larger leaf-shaped blade with pronounced central ridge with two grooves to either side at the tip, with two notches above the wings of the hilt-plate, the hilt pierced with four rivet-holes, terminating in a faint 'fish tail' tang, 23in (58.5cm) long; the shorter with a stepped central ridge, with a single notch above the hilt plate, the hilt pierced with three rivet holes, 18¾in (48cm) long (2)

Two European bronze swords Late Bronze Age, circa 900 B.C. The larger leaf-shaped blade with pronounced central ridge with two grooves to either side at the tip, with two notches above the wings of the hilt-plate, the hilt pierced with four rivet-holes, terminating in a faint 'fish tail' tang, 23in (58.5cm) long; the shorter with a stepped central ridge, with a single notch above the hilt plate, the hilt pierced with three rivet holes, 18¾in (48cm) long (2)

Risultati immagini per medieval bronze casting

Risultati immagini per medieval bronze casting

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