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Sword with gold hilt

  • Sword with gold hilt
    Sword with gold hilt
    Number: h0000382
    Level: National Treasure
    Size: Length:30.5cm
  • The sword was recorded as a dagger when it was found in Lioulige, Huei county, Henan. Later the archaeologists discovered the sword before the time of Western Zhou are rather short, hence they renamed this as a sword. Dagger did not appear in the history until the Warring States period. This sword’s hilt is round hollowed and decorated with swirls. The end of the hilt is a round ring, with relief of two-bodied dragon pattern. The hilt and the blade is connected with convexes of animal faces. Though it is heavily rusted. One can still see clearly a convex of the sword spine stretch right to the end.