Tyne and Wear HER(387): 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, this one c. 1830. It is of 'Ewart Park' type, with the hilt altered or replaced in modern times. It was recorded as 501 mm long and with a max. width of 42 mm.
<< HER 387 >> N.R. Whitcomb, 1968, Two Prehistoric Dug-out Canoes from the River Wear at Hylton... Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XLVI, pp. 300-301 Ordnance Survey archaeological record cards, 1977, 2 Late Bronze Age swords R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 62-3, 66, and fig. 20, no. 14