Ancient Persian Antiquities for Sale

Persia was an ancient empire, extending from the Indus to Thrace, and from the Caspian Sea to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The Persians were originally a Medic tribe which settled in Persia, on the eastern side of the Persian Gulf. They were Aryans, their language belonging to the eastern division of the Indo-European group. One of their chiefs, Teispes, conquered Elam in the time of the decay of the Assyrian Empire, and established himself in the district of Anzan. His descendants branched off into two lines, one line ruling in Anzan, while the other remained in Persia. Cyrus II, king of Anzan, finally united the divided power, conquered Media, Lydia, and Babylonia, and carried his arms into the far East. His son, Cambyses, added Egypt to the empire, which, however, fell to pieces after his death.



Parthian Iron Age 'Socketed' Javelin Head PIS02

Rare Parthian Iron Age 'Socketed' Javelin Head
Iron, 655 grams; 565 mm. Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A very large and well preserved iron javelin head, long decahedron socket with a large rounded terminal decoration that separates the socket from the shaft. The shaft is square in section with concave sides that tapper to a fine point. A rare piece in very fine condition. Ex old English collection.
£450.00

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Parthian Iron Age 'Socketed' Javelin Head PIS02
Parthian Spearhead PIS01

Rare Parthian Iron Age 'Socketed' Spearhead
Iron, 245 grams; 343.34 mm. Circa 1st-2nd century AD. Large iron spearhead, tapering socketed section with a detailed ribbed design that connects the neck to the blade; this has an outward curving base that terminates in two barbs then tapers to a point with a slightly raised midrib. Ref: similar to iron spearhead from the controlled excavations in 1345 hegira shamsi (1966 AD) in Rashi and Hasani Mahale, Arms and Armor from Iran by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani, page 637; cat. 295-299. A very well preserved piece in good very fine condition. Ex old English collection.
£375.00

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Parthian Spearhead PIS01


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