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Bronze Age dagger blade

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What is it?

This dagger blade was made in the early Bronze Age. It was found in the Thames at Bermondsey in south London.

Many daggers of this type have been found in graves and others in rivers.

What do you think?

  • There are three rivets at the end of the blade. What do you think they were for?
  • Why do you think this dagger has no handle?
  • Why do you think daggers of this type are often found in graves?

Further info

Object ID number: 36.241

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