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Dagger (pieces)

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from Dunragit Station, Wigtownshire

Dagger (pieces)
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These pieces of a bronze dagger were found at Dunragit Station in Wigtownshire, probably from a cist burial. They date from between 2200 and 1900 BC.

The pieces are remains of a flat dagger whose cutting edges, heel and tip are all damaged. There are traces of one rivet hole and three loose rivets. Below the shoulders is a V-shaped hilt mark.

The distinction between Early Bronze Age objects called daggers and knives is somewhat arbitrary, with the term dagger generally applied to longer examples. They are usually found in rich male graves.

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