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Old 28th September 2012, 10:15 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Sajen
You don't think that the midsection would be more bulgy by a 1940s gunong?

That is a good point. Usually the bulbous midsection gets bigger as time goes on. However, the use of MOP on this scale was a later development.

As I said 1930s at the earliest and 1940s at the latest.

One other possibility - the MOP pommel is a replacement at a later time than the midsection.

Also most of these seem to come out of Mindanao. However the lack of okir makes me wonder if this is from the Sulu region.
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