A Gündlingen type sword from the Polesfleet Stream in Crawley

Jaime Kaminski

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Abstract

In 1952 a Late Bronze Age Gündlingen type sword was recovered from the Polesfleet Stream near Crawley, West Sussex. Cast from a low-lead bronze alloy, this sword is one of an above average number of Gündlingen type swords which have been recovered from rivers and other watery places. Microscopic examination of the sword blade reveals that it was undamaged when it entered the Polesfleet Stream and may have been made specifically for the purpose of votive deposition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103–112
Number of pages9
JournalSussex Archaeological Collections
Volume154
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

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A Gündlingen type sword from the Polesfleet Stream in Crawley. / Kaminski, Jaime.

In: Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol. 154, 15.12.2016, p. 103–112.

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