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Identifier: 
T0553
Description: 
The being depicted on the hilt of this dagger is a shark or dogfish, recognized by gill slits on the pointed forehead. Iridescent abalone inlay, a valuable material imported from California, highlights the eyes. Copper daggers were most likely made for sale because copper is too soft for effective combat.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 0.5 in ; height 23 in ; width 3.5 in
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