The beautiful, sinuous lines of a Bronze Age sword are unmistakable.
Although fragments of Bronze Age swords are not uncommon, complete swords are still rare finds.
This sword, from Billinghay, was found in 1852.
It belongs to a series of swords known as the 'Ewart Park' type, dating to the late Bronze Age, c.950-800BC.
Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection