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Lot 0905
2nd millennium BC. A lentoid-section bronze triangular blade with rounded point, three mounting holes to the tang. 25 grams, 11.5cm (4 1/2"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection number BA16; formerly in the Michael Nellist collection; found Lincolnshire, UK Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as ‘an important research source’ by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and ‘treasure houses of delight’ by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd – as a collector, dealer and valuer – can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s. [No Reserve]

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Fine condition.

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Bronze Age British Pierced Dagger Blade

Estimate £60 - £80Nov 22, 2017