Bronze Age Amlash 'Type 2' Short-Tanged Short Sword Blade
Copper-alloy, 160 grams, 319 mm. 1200-1100 BC. An Amlash Type 2 long triangular blade, round-section midrib and short flat tang; pierced in the lower corners for attachment. Reference: Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran - The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tuebingen, 2006 item 283. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.