Ballintober sword

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Type of late Bronze Age sword found in the British Isles, named after finds from Ballintober in Ireland. Produced during the Penard Period (c.1200– 1000 bc). Distinctive in having a leaf‐shaped bronze blade with an lozenge cross‐section and swept‐back ricasso. The hilt is secured in place by being riveted to a rectangular tang.

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