Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandala
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n