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Celtic anthropomorphic swords

Postby Celtic Britain on Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:10 pm


does someone know something on the development of the Celtic anthropomorphic hilted swords? They were used in the Hallstat and the La Tène period, was there a difference between the two periods?

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Re: Celtic anthropomorphic swords

Postby Roibeárd on Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:02 pm

John Waddell's book "The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland" would be worth checking for some basic information on La Tene swords in Ireland.
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Re: Celtic anthropomorphic swords

Postby finnobreanan on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:37 pm

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there has only ever been one Celtic Antropomorphic Sword ever found in Ireland, and it is believed to have been made on the continent.
http://celticpagan.com/news/celtic-swor ... -a-20.html

I took a look at the Hunt Museum's on-line collection, and none of their bronze age swords have that shape:

Is anyone else aware of any other examples except the one from County Donegal?
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