Near Eastern Bronze Age Weapons for Sale

The Bronze Age in the Near East is divided into the Early Bronze Age (circa. 3500 - 2000 B.C.); the Middle Bronze Age (circa.2000 - 1600 B.C.) and the Late Bronze Age (circa.1600 - 1200 B.C.). The Early Bronze Age saw the rise of urbanization into organised city states and the invention of writing. In the Middle Bronze Age movements of people partially changed the political pattern of the Near East (Amorites, Hittites, Hurrians, Hyksos and possibly the Israelites). The Late Bronze Age is characterized by competing powerful kingdoms and their vassal states (Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Hittites, Mitanni).

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Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Dagger 020237

Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Dagger
Copper-alloy, 475 grams, 442 mm. Circa 1000 BC. A triangular-bladed dagger with rounded shoulders and a pronounced midrib to the blade with inscribed borders. The broad hilt is cast with lateral flanges which contained an organic inset grip on both faces; the upper end of the hilt features a broad pelta-shaped flange. At the upper end of the blade is a penannular rib flanking the midrib. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.
£695.00

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Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Dagger 020237
Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Dagger 020232

Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Dagger
Copper-alloy, 300 grams, 347 mm. Circa 1000 BC. A triangular-bladed dagger with rounded shoulders and a subtle midrib to the blade. The hilt is cast with lateral flanges which contained an organic inset grip on both faces and an elliptical pommel flange. At the upper end of the blade is a crescentic rib flanking the midrib. Very fine, uncleaned 'as found' condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.
£750.00

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Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Dagger 020232
Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Short Sword 020243

Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Short Sword
Copper-alloy, 405 grams, 425 mm. Circa 1000 BC. A triangular-bladed short sword with square shoulders and a pronounced midrib to the blade. The hilt is cast with lateral flanges which contained an organic inset grip on both faces. At the upper end of the blade is a penannular rib flanking the midrib. Very fine, uncleaned 'as found' condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.
£1,200.00

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Bronze Age Luristan 'Type IV' Flange-Hilted Short Sword 020243
Bronze Age Amlash 'Type 2' Tanged Short Sword Blade 019097

Bronze Age Amlash 'Type 2' Tanged Short Sword Blade
Copper-alloy, 270 grams, 314 mm. 1200-1100 BC. An Amlash Type 2 triangular blade, smooth midrib and short flat tang pierced for attachment. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.

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Bronze Age Amlash 'Type 2' Tanged Short Sword Blade 019097
Bronze Age Marlik 'Type VI' Short Sword Blade 019096

Bronze Age Marlik 'Type VI' Short Sword Blade
Copper-alloy, 185 grams, 331 mm. 1200-1100 BC. A Marlik Type VI triangular blade, thick rectangular-section midrib and narrow rectangular-section tang. Two attachment rivets are in place close to the lower corners of the blade. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.
£275.00

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Bronze Age Marlik 'Type VI' Short Sword Blade 019096
Bronze Age Amlash 'Type 1' Tanged Spearhead 019095

Bronze Age Amlash 'Type I' Tanged Spearhead
Copper-alloy, 360 grams, 349 mm. 1200-1100 BC. An Amlash Type 1 spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade, thick rectangular-section midrib, expanding shaft and narrowing rectangular-section tang with transverse button. Very fine condition; the surface has been professionally conserved. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.
£275.00

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Bronze Age Amlash 'Type 1' Tanged Spearhead 019095
Bronze Age Amlash 'Tanged' Spearhead 019098B

Bronze Age Amlash 'Tanged' Spearhead
Copper-alloy, 635 grams, 490 mm. Circa 1200-1100 BC. A massive substantial Type1 spearhead with an elliptical, leaf-shaped blade with curved shoulders and broad square-section midrib. The expanding heavy cast shaft develops into a short but sturdy tang. A weapon of heroic proportions, the blade shows signs of heavy use in the buckled section of the edge. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.

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Bronze Age Amlash 'Tanged' Spearhead 019098B
Bronze Age Luristan 'Ribbed' Short Sword 020233

Bronze Age Luristan 'Ribbed' Short Sword
Copper-alloy, 475 grams, 46.5 cm. Circa 2nd millennium BC. A cast copper-alloy short sword with thick median rib and penannular extensions at the top of the blade. The tang extends from a columnar socket with integral basketwork design. Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved. Provenance: from an old English collection.

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Bronze Age Luristan 'Ribbed' Short Sword 020233
Bronze Age Luristan 'Ribbed' Sword Blade 020239

Bronze Age Luristan 'Ribbed' Sword Blade
Copper-alloy, 465 grams, 57.5 cm. Circa 2nd millennium BC. A cast copper-alloy short sword blade; long, tapering blade and short chisel-ended tang. The blade is strengthened by a thick median rib extending from the tang to the tip. The shoulders are swept back and augmented by lateral flanges. Reference: cf. cast bronze spearheads in Muscarella, O.W. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988 item 164-5. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£750.00

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Bronze Age Luristan 'Ribbed' Sword Blade 020239
Bronze Age 'Luristan' Dagger with Stone Pommel 023425

Bronze Age 'Luristan' Dagger with Stone Pommel
Copper-alloy and stone, 660 grams, 42 cm overall. Circa 3rd millennium BC. The broad blade with central raised rib and with integral square section hilt and quillon. Fitted with a heavy stone pommmel, secured to the hilt tang with a large bronze washer in the form of a stylized flower. Very fine condition, uncleaned with good patina.

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Bronze Age 'Luristan' Dagger with Stone Pommel 023425


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