Agora Object: B 2033
Inventory Number:   B 2033
Section Number:   ΒΕ 1818
Conservation Number:   2940
Title:   Mycenaean Bronze Dagger with Gold Leaf
Category:   Bronze
Description:   Broken in three fragments: at handle attachment and midway along hilt. Upper part of blade cracked. Three rivets preserved along hilt, two on widest area of blade. Seven complete studs (+one fragmentary) of which five have gold leaf wrapped around their rim are also preserved. On hilt two small fragments of gold leaf still attached.
Blade tapers gradually from shoulder to rounded point. Straight hilt ends in a wide flat pommel with rounded, downward-turning ends. Entire hilt edged by a flange which continues around shoulder of blade.
Context:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb, north.
Handling:   placed in a carved ethafoam plank mount with silica gel desiccation.
Notebook Page:   8825
Negatives:   Leica
PD Number:   PD 2784-11
Dimensions:   P.L. 0.412; Th. (blade) 0.055; W. (blade) 0.067, (hilt) 0.03, (pommel) 0.055;
Material:   Copper alloy
Date:   7 July 1998
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   J/19-2/13
Elevation:   50.926-50.68m.
Masl:   50.68-50.926m.
Deposit:   J-K 2:2
Basket:   71
Bibliography:   Hesperia 72 (2003), p. 262, no. 27, fig. 27.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 72 (2003)
Report: 1998 Excavations
Drawing: PD 2784-11 (DA 5308)
Images (15)
Deposit: J-K 2:2
Card: B 2033