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Two-edged blade. Grip of ivory carved in small squares enclosing concentric circles; pommel of ivory and bronze. Blade corroded. Bronze has light green patina.


By date unknown: from Praeneste according to MFA Annual Report for 1903, p. 63; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought of Friedrich Hauser, Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, May 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Italic, Etruscan or Italic, Latin, Orientalizing or Archaic Period, 7th or 6th century B.C.


Length (overall): 57.3 cm.; length of blade: 45.5 cm.; breadth of blade: 4.7 cm.; diameter of pommel: 4.7 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Iron, ivory, and bronze


The Ancient World


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