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Dejan Draskovic

Roman?

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That looks like a 18th 0r 19th century thatchers knife.Roof thatcher cut canes and straw to do fancy roof thatch work.

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In the literature, this type of sickle blades are called ... unless ...
In addition, the shape can be from the early Iron Age as well as colleague wrote above, age 18-19.
If you have found with other items (ceramics, iron, bronze) is potak called context could try dating.

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It's a ring hilted knife, such as were in use in Europe during the late iron age and Roman period. I don't know if there is a further typology for them. I've been searching for more references in literature describing them, but so far not much luck. The blade looks more curved upwards then the ones I've seen. But quite likely that's due to repeated wear and hammering the edge to sharpen it.

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