Rijksmuseum van Oudheden buy 3500 year old sword
Photo: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
The national museum of Antiquities, located in Leiden, on Wednesday in London, a 3500 year old sword bought.
The museum speaks of an “icon of the Dutch bronze age” (2000-800 v.Chr.) and counted, with the help of different funds, 550,000 euros for down at the auction house, Christie’s.
The sword of 68 inches was between 1894 and 1900 found at an estate in the province of Overijssel, after which the initially in Germany, the townspeople.
It was no sword to fight with them, so it is too big and heavy. It is with great craftsmanship made weapon to impress with and for ceremonial use.