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LOT 1310

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 170
USD ($) 140 - 190

Opening Bid
£90 (EUR 108; USD 123) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Socketted Spearhead

21st-20th century BC

A socketted bronze spearhead with a pointed biconvex blade of thick rhomboid section and strong midrib. 150 grams, 17.5cm (7"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Ex Abelita family collection, 1980-2015.

Literature
See Gernez, G., L’armament en métal au Proche et Moyen-Orient: des origines a 1750 av. J.C., Paris, 2007, fig.2.105, pl.427, for the type.

Footnotes
This spearhead is classified as subtype L 5.B.c of the middle long spearhead by Gernez. This typology of spears are essentially known from the East Arabian Peninsula (Jebel Hafit, Samad al Shan). Various spearheads were found in the temple area at Barbar (Bahrain). One specimen was also found in Tepe Hissar (Tepe Hissar IIIC period).