There is a narrow bevel on the cutting edges of this weapon and a ridge extending from the top to the point in the center of the blade. The hilt is slender and oblong in cross section. The pommel, in the form of a crouching animal, has a spiral decor in gold and silver thread inlay. Patina green and bluish-green with areas of acid green. Bronze with gold and silver inlay.

Sword with jade guard, 5th-3rd century BCE

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Sword with jade guard
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50.46.20
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There is a narrow bevel on the cutting edges of this weapon and a ridge extending from the top to the point in the center of the blade. The hilt is slender and oblong in cross section. The pommel, in the form of a crouching animal, has a spiral decor in gold and silver thread inlay. Patina green and bluish-green with areas of acid green. Bronze with gold and silver inlay.