Erroneous? date on bronze sword in Higgins collection.
I am seeking opinions on a sword on display at the Worcester Art Museum, previously from the Higgins Collection.

They have the item listed as "about 600-500 B.C.E.". Stylistically I would have considered this sword to be Urnfield/Hallstatt B1 and therefore would have assigned a date range of 1000-900 BCE. See: (image from "Die vollgriffschwerter der urnenfelderzeit aus Bayern" by Hermann Muller-Karpe) specifically #73.

What do you think?

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I'd say you're right! That's not the style I know best, but I've always seen them given earlier dates (900 or before).

It is late Bronze Age / early Iron Age. Definitely not 600-500 B.C
Matthew and Dan, thank you very much for your input, you have helped relieve that niggling feeling that I have missed something in my research. Very much appreciated.

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