Italic, Etruscan or Italic, Latin
Orientalizing or Archaic Period
7th or 6th century B.C.


Length (overall): 57.3 cm.; length of blade: 45.5 cm.; breadth of blade: 4.7 cm.; diameter of pommel: 4.7 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Iron, ivory, and bronze

Not On View


The Ancient World


Swords, daggers, knives

Two-edged blade. Grip of ivory carved in small squares enclosing concentric circles; pommel of ivory and bronze. Blade corroded. Bronze has light green patina.


By date unknown: from Praeneste according to MFA Annual Report for 1903, p. 63; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought of Friedrich Hauser, Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, May 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900