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LOT 1369

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

Price
£100 (EUR 117; USD 121) (+bp*)

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WESTERN ASIATIC SPEARHEAD
12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C.
16 1/2 in. (375 grams, 42 cm).

A bronze spearhead tapering from shoulders to rounded tip; the short tang tapering to end for insertion into a shaft.

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, Tübingen, 2006, p.632, cat.283.

FOOTNOTES:
This is a type 2 spearhead with a long blade and short tang. The elongated blade had two rivet heads at its base, here effaced by a later restoration. Similar pieces have been excavated in Marlik and Amlash.

CONDITION