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    Copper (alloy?) dagger. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Copper (Alloy?) Dagger

Date
Early Bronze Age, ca. 2500-2000 BC, Early Bronze Age
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 4340
Inventory No.
4340
Sardis CATNUM
M69.005
Material
Copper, Bronze
Object Type
Metalwork
Metalwork Type
Weapon or Armor
Site
Ahlatlı Tepecik
Sector
BT
Trench
EB 69.1
Locus
EB 69.1 Locus Burial EB 69.3
Description
Copper or copper alloy. Lozenge-shaped blade with rounded, perforated butt end and sharply tapered point. Widest part of blade nearest butt. Flattened lozenge-shaped section. (Waldbaum 1983a) Length 0.103 m, width 0.0185 m, Th. 0.002 m.
Comments
From an Early Bronze Age grave at Ahlatlı Tepecik on the shore of the Gygaean Lake (Grave 69.3), with Nos. 1-6.
Discussed
Roosevelt, “Lydia Before the Lydians”
Bibliography
Hanfmann et al. 1970, 16, fig. 4; Waldbaum 1983a, no. 1.
Author
NDC