Ancient dagger found in Ha Tinh province

A bronze Dong Son dagger has been found in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, in the possession of local resident.

Bronze dagger from Ha Tinh Province, Nhan Dan 20130402
Bronze dagger from Ha Tinh Province, Nhan Dan 20130402

Ancient dagger found in Ha Tinh province
Nhan Dan, 02 April 2013

A 2,500-year-old bronze dagger believed to belong to the Dong Son culture has been discovered in a household in central Ha Tinh province.
Le Ba Hanh, Deputy Director of the provincial museum, said on April 1 that a group of the museum’s specialists found the dagger when it was being kept by Nguyen Van Minh, a resident in Xuan Hai commune, Nghi Xuan district.

The intact poniard weighs 1 kilogramme and measures 35 centimetres in length. It has a 15cm handle fitted by a 20cm-long, 5cm-wide bamboo leaf-shaped blade.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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