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LOT 1380

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

Price
£108 (EUR 126; USD 131) (+bp*)

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AMLASH TYPE SPEARHEAD
12TH-11TH CENTURY B.C.
18 3/4 in. (636 grams, 47.5 cm).

A bronze spearhead with a long ovate blade and curved shoulders, broad midrib and a rectangular sectioned tang, a reinforced shaft opening to reveal the tang and rounded shoulders.

PROVENANCE:
Abelita family collection, 1980-2015.

LITERATURE:
See Khorasani, M.M., Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tübingen, 2006, s.cat.280, for type.

FOOTNOTES:
The weapon belongs to the type 1 of the spear-head classification of Khorasani, mainly from Marlik or Amlash areas. Similar pieces have been dated by Stutzinger to 1200-1100 B.C.

CONDITION