Bronze Dagger from Bohermeen as recorded by
the National Museum of Ireland
Bronze Dagger (Reg No: 1970:215) (Store OC1:3)
Raphael J. Waldron, North Circular Road, Dublin 1, on behalf of his late father Francis Leo Waldron formerly of Navan Vocational School.
Nature of site: Bog
Bronze dagger with dark patination all over. The hafting plate is roughly trapezoidal. The remains of 2 rivet holes occur on this plate. Below the hafting plate the sides are markedly concave. This evens out and the blade, oval in section, for most of its length tapers gently towards the point which is now missing.
Width of Hafting plate: 3.2cm
Min. width of blade: .5mm Max top of blade: 3.2mm
Estimated average depth of rivet holes: 7mm.
Found at an unknown depth in bog at Bohermeen, Co. Meath some 30 – 35 years ago (1970).