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LOT 1303

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Western Persian Socketted Spearhead

9th-7th century BC

A small bronze spearhead with ovate blade, strong midrib and socketted shaft with fastening holes. 101 grams, 31cm (12 1/4"). Fine condition.

Ex Abelita family collection, 1980-2015.

See similar typology in Khorasani, M.M., Arms and Armour from Iran - The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tübingen, 2006, p.632, cat.284; see also Negahban, E., Weapons from Marlik, Berlin, 1995, pl.X, nos.129-130.

Excavated examples from Amlash with the same blade shape and long shaft were published by Dr. Negahban. Moorey stated that sockets as long, if not longer than the blade, were a characteristic of West Iranian spearheads in the late 2nd and early 1st millennium BC. A similar spear head from the Tappeh Sialk was dated to 9th-7th century BC.