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Treasure of the British Museum: Ceremonial Bronze Dirk

Ceremonial bronze dirk   Bronze Age, 1450-1300 BC  From Oxborough, Norfolk, England, This large (28″ long and about 5 pounds) dirk was discovered with the butt sticking out of the ground. The edges of the blade are blunt and no rivet holes are in the butt for attaching a handle, indicating that it was probably for ceremonial use.     © Trustees of the British Museum

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