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LOT 0340

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GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 590 - 830
USD ($) 610 - 850

Opening Bid
£450 (EUR 531; USD 547) (‡+bp*)

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LARGE SOUTH ITALIC SOCKETTED SPEARHEAD
1700-1350 B.C.

A bronze spearhead composed of an elongated leaf-shaped blade, tapering round-section socket leading to a D-section tapering midrib to both faces. 17 in. (676 grams, 43.5 cm long).

PROVENANCE:
Private collection, acquired in the 1970s-1980s; thence by descent.
Private collection since 1998.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Bruno, A., Spears in context: typology, life-cycles and social meanings in Bronze Age Italy, Manchester, 2012, pl.21, no. L51; 27, no.2.

FOOTNOTES:
Type LS7 of the Bruno classification of the Middle Bronze Age Italic spearheads, to which this head belongs, is represented by large spearheads, characterised by a narrow blade with small holes at its base, polygonal midrib and a short socket.

CONDITION