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LOT 1337

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 120 - 170

Sold for (Inc. bp): £105

MARLIK SPEARHEAD
14TH-10TH CENTURY B.C.
13 1/4 in. (195 grams, 33.5 cm).

A triangular Bronze Age blade with shallow but well projecting midrib, round shoulders and long folded socket.

PROVENANCE:
Abelita family collection, 1980-2015.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Khorasani, M.M., Arms and Armour from Iran - The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tuebingen, 2006, p.626, cat.271.

FOOTNOTES:
The spearhead is of type VIII of the Khorasani classification, of subtype B, with triangular blade. Similar ones have been found in the Marlik Royal Cemetery by Dr Negahban, in trench III D, tomb 1.

CONDITION