Bronze sword hilt sold for $4342 (Expensive Finds, Photos+)
If there would be a sword on that handle, then the detectorist who found it would be bathing in gold. But there is no blade, the iron has already long ago rusted away to piecees, so there was only the bronze handle left. See the photos. This sword dates back to the Kievan Rus.
An amazing find: A bronze sword hilt. The handle has some nice carvings. What is especially amazing is: the handle is fully asssembled (almost) – which is quite a rarity.
The lucky detectorist sold it at an auction. The price reached as high as $4342.
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Could you tell me what the handle is made of, please? I mean, the grip, where the hand takes place. Is it leather covered of silver leaf? Or bronze covered of silver?