Setting: Late Helladic, Aegean late 2nd millenium BC
* Higgins Armory Museum > Story of the Sword
"Sword, about 1200 B.C.E. Mycenaean Greece
Bronze Weight: 1 lb. 5.5 oz." ...
This sword is roughly contemporary with the Trojan War. The Mycenaean culture commemorated by Homer was dominated aristocratic warriors [SIC], carrying bronze weapons like this one. Mycenaean warrior-aristocrats were driven into battle in chariots, sometimes fighting from them, and sometimes dismounting to fight on foot, first casting spears at each other and then engaging with swords."