Item ref: 2413
French private collection, acquired in the 1980s
A similar dagger is in the British Museum (Welcome Trust PRB 1964.12-1). A nearly identical sword-hilt to that seen at left here is also preserved in the Wallace Collection (A455), although lacking its blade.
On our example, the blade has a rounded tip and fine incised decoration; it is likely to have been used for sacrificial ceremony.