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Spanish(?)    Crossbow, c. 1600    Fruitwood(?), iron, horn, brass, and cord  L. 77 cm (30 5/16 in.)  Wt. 5 lb. 9 oz.

Spanish(?) Crossbow, c. 1600 Fruitwood(?), iron, horn, brass, and cord L. 77 cm (30 5/16 in.) Wt. 5 lb. 9 oz.

Falx is a Latin word originally meaning sickle but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe. Falx was also used to mean a weapon – particularly that of the Thracians and Dacians – and, later, a siege hook used by the Romans themselves.

Falx is a Latin word originally meaning sickle but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe. Falx was also used to mean a weapon – particularly that of the Thracians and Dacians – and, later, a siege hook used by the Romans themselves.

With typical stooped wedge blade on both sides and clutch ferrule with line decoration.  Ex collection of Axel Guttmann, Berlin.  2nd-1st Century BC  L. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.)  Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 87  Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/213/thracian-dacian-illyrian-sickle-sword#ixzz3ndFGqNBX

With typical stooped wedge blade on both sides and clutch ferrule with line decoration. Ex collection of Axel Guttmann, Berlin. 2nd-1st Century BC L. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 87 Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/213/thracian-dacian-illyrian-sickle-sword#ixzz3ndFGqNBX

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