Iron Sword with Floral Ring Pommel, With inscription in gold inlay

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Iron Sword with Floral Ring Pommel, With inscription in gold inlay

Archaeology / Kofun / Nara

Place excavated:Excavated at Todaijiyama Tumulus, Tenri-shi, Nara

Kofun period, 4th century; sword blade: created in China, 2nd century

柄頭:銅鋳製 刀身:鉄製 金象嵌

長110.0

1本

Inscriptions:中平□年五月丙午造作支刀百練清剛上応星宿下避不祥

National Treasure

This is the oldest sword with an inscription excavated in Japan. 24 characters are inscribed in gold inlay on the section opposite the blade.

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