Tyne and Wear HER(386): Hylton, River Wear, bronze sword - Details
Hylton, River Wear, bronze sword
Armour and Weapons
One of two swords dredged from the River Wear at Ford near Hylton in c. 1910 by Mervyn Wake and presented to Sunderland Museum by Dr. D. Wawn. It is of 'Ewart Park' type, with the hilt altered or replaced in modern times. It was recorded as 428 mm long and with a max. width of 45 mm.
<< HER 386 >> N.R. Whitcomb, 1968, Two Prehistoric Dug-out Canoes from the River Wear at Hylton... Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XLVI, pp. 300-301 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 62-63, 66, and fig. 20, no. 13