Object Title

Rapier

Rapier

Date

1500 BC

Object Number

IX.7888

Physical Description

Bronze. Two rivets in head and triple rib on blade.

Dimensions

BladeLength18 inhes

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Hewitt, J (1859) Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, p2 (no.58). Dillon (1910) Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, p90 (no.45)

Notes

Transferred to the British Museum in 1914, British Museum transfer number TR.45. Returned to the Royal Armouries 1988. 1859-1890 Armouries number I.58. 1890-1914 Armouries number I.45. Compare the rapier found at the Testwood Bridge site, C14 dated to about 1500 BC.