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LOT 1344

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GBP (£) 120 - 170
EUR (€) 140 - 200
USD ($) 150 - 210

Price
£108 (EUR 126; USD 131) (+bp*)

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AMARLU TYPE TANGED SPEARHEAD
12TH-11TH CENTURY B.C.
13 3/8 in. (202 grams, 34 cm).

A slender triangular-shaped spearhead with facetted neck and tapering, rectangular-section tang.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired before 1972.
Formerly with a central London gallery.
Property of a London gentleman.

LITERATURE:
See Khorasani, M.M., Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tübingen, 2006, s. cat 286,291, for type, and pp.244-245.

FOOTNOTES:
Spearheads from Amarlu reveal some similarity with specimens found in Marlik and Amlash. The main characteristic is the presence of a rectangular sectioned long tang, divided into a shaft and proper tang, and angled shoulders.

CONDITION