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Dagger blade or spearhead with three rivets and a flat, central ridge. Green patina and earthy incrustation.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 546.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives