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LOT 1302

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 360 - 480
USD ($) 410 - 540

Opening Bid
£270 (EUR 323; USD 368) (+bp*)

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North-West Persian Dagger

Late 2nd-early 1st millennium BC

A short bronze dagger with flanged hilt, rectangular guard and triangular blade. 175 grams, 29.5cm (11 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Ex Abelita family collection, 1980-2015.

Literature
Cf. Christie's, The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, part 2, London, 2004, item 36, p.33.

Footnotes
Moorey, Gordon and Khorasani created a classification of bladed weapons, according to which daggers are edged weapons not greater than 36cm in length, dirks (short swords) are between 36cm and 50cm in length, and swords are edged weapons greater than 50cm in length.