La Tene group with characteristic parabolic shoulders and long pointed tang. The upper 8" only, of about 27" originally remaining. Of that, the majority is preserved with its original surfaces intact. The tip curved and rusted. Obviously, the circumstances of its damage and loss, likely the death in battle of its owner, resulted in its contrasting states of preservation Could even be restored to its full length and would compare very favorably to mid four figure examples. Truly unique offering.