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Name:A bronze, antennae pommelled sword from the river Witham in Lincoln
HER Number:71118
Type of record:Find Spot

Summary

An antennae pommelled bronze sword found in the river Witham in 1826 in Lincoln

Parish:LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

A bronze sword found in the river Witham. The hilt is of bronze formed with two volutes resembling some discovered in northern Europe. Part of the collection of E. J. Willson. {1}
An antennae pommelled bronze sword found in the river Witham in 1826 below Lincoln. The sword is in Anwick Castle Museum. {2}{3}


<1> Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1848, Proceedings of the Archaeological Institute, p.xxviii (Bibliographic reference). SLI816.


<2> Davey, P.J., 1973, 'Bronze Age Metalwork from Lincolnshire' in Archaeologia, vol.104, p.82, Fig.20.199 (Article in serial). SLI274.


<3> WHITE, A.J., 1979, Antiquities from the River Witham: Prehistoric and Roman, p.3 (Leaflet). SLI4482.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 801 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SWORD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 801 BC)

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 1848. Proceedings of the Archaeological Institute. p.xxviii.
<2>Article in serial: Davey, P.J.. 1973. 'Bronze Age Metalwork from Lincolnshire' in Archaeologia. vol.104, p.82, Fig.20.199.
<3>Leaflet: WHITE, A.J.. 1979. Antiquities from the River Witham: Prehistoric and Roman. p.3.