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Beautiful Dong Son Culture Copper Alloy Dagger

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1222846

Beautiful Dong Son Culture Copper Alloy Dagger
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$1495 

This is a beautiful and rare copper alloy dagger from the Dong Son culture of southeast Asia circa 250 BCE. It has an attractive patina that belies its high tin content alloy. The edges of the blade are chipped as is common for the brittle nature of high tin content bronze objects. The remaining metal appears to be solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. The hollow portion of the perforated handle is filled with either soil or wood remains (or both). The piece is just over 30 cm ...click for details


Museum Quality Dian Culture Bronze Dagger

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre AD 1000   item# 831192

Museum Quality Dian Culture Bronze Dagger
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This piece is a museum quality dagger from ancient Southeast Asia. It was recovered in Vietnam and is likely from the Dong Son or Dian cultures. The last enlargement shows an example in the Hanoi Museum that is nearly identical (though not as nice) as the one offered for sale here. A full condition report will be included with the sale. The condition report includes x-rays, scanning electron microscope energy dispersive spectra, micrographs, etc. This may be your last opportunity to own such a h ...click for details


Huge Dong Son Culture Bronze Spiral Necklace

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 828453

Huge Dong Son Culture Bronze Spiral Necklace
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$3495 

This incredible antiquity is an enormous spiral necklace from ancient Southeast Asia. This particular piece is from the Dong Son culture and dates to around 200 BC. Such amazing artifacts are typically reserved for choice museum and private collections and are rarely seen on the open market. This is your chance to add this unique specimen to your collection for a very reasonable price. A quality, clear acrylic display stand is included. This specimen weighs 1050 grams and measures roughly 18 cm ...click for details


Beautiful Han Period Bronze Dong Son Dagger

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 801307

Beautiful Han Period Bronze Dong Son Dagger
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$1195 

This is a beautiful bronze dagger from the Dong Son culture in early Southeast Asia. It dates to the Han period (ca 200 bc). The very fine quillons that are often missing on pieces of this type are present and intact, making this a truly rare and high quality find. It measures 31.5 cm in length and weighs 371 grams. It appears to have a repair to the very tip, which is not uncommon for these daggers.


Dong Son Culture Royal Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 704402

Dong Son Culture Royal Sword
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This is a sneak preview of a magnificent Dong Son Culture bronze sword that will be posted here in the near future. This astounding piece is one of roughly four known to exist. If your collection had only one piece - this should be it!


Very Long, Rare Bronze Dong Son Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 697366

Very Long, Rare Bronze Dong Son Sword
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This is an absolutely amazing bronze sword from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. Pieces of this type are rarely discovered intact. It is very long (81.5 cm) and though it is thin and fragile it appears to be intact with no obvious signs of repair. It dates to roughly 300 BC. This is a marvelous opportunity to own a truly stunning antiquity.


Massive Dong Son Culture Ankle Bracelet

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 673744

Massive Dong Son Culture Ankle Bracelet
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This is an amazing ankle bracelet from the Dong Son culture and Ancient Asia (circa 200 BC). This work of art is intricately decorated with typical Dong Son motifs. There are no repairs to the piece. As is common with bronze from this period and region, there is some surface delamination which accounts for the lighter colored areas. I have included a 35x micrograph in the photos that shows a layer of soil, a layer of malachite based patina, the corroded sublayer and some copper oxide. This gorge ...click for details


Rare Dong Son Culture Votive Bronze Axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 618155

Rare Dong Son Culture Votive Bronze Axe
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This unique and interesting bronze piece is a votive axe from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. This piece comes from the collection of the late John Piscopo. It measures roughly 22.5 cm in length and weighs 65 grams. It has decorations on one side of the blade. The back of the piece is flat while the front is rounded. This was likely a votive piece.


Dong Son Spear head

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 586734

Dong Son Spear head
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$34 

This is a bronze spear point from the Dong Son culture of ancient southeast Asia. This particular piece has a nice patina of light green mixed with deep blue. There are wooden remains in the socket. This piece weighs 79 grams and measures almost 16.5 cm in length.I doubt you will find a nicer piece for even twice the price.


Dong Son Bronze Spearhead

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre AD 1000   item# 586730

Dong Son Bronze Spearhead
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$24 

This is a Dong Son culture spear point from ancient Southeast Asia circa 300 BC. It has a fairly heavy patina but seems stable. There are losses to the edges but it is still a good piece - especially for this price. It weighs a hefty 82 grams and measures 12.6 cm in length.


Amazing Dong Son Bronze Spear

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre AD 1000   item# 549460

Amazing Dong Son Bronze Spear
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$599 

This is another incredible bronze spear from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia (circa 250 BC). This particular piece has a very unusual pointed socket. The shape of the blade is very uncommon as well. The piece is solid and stable with no signs of repair or damage. It measures 321mm and weighs 241 grams. This is a truly rare example ancient bronze weaponry.


Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear

Catalogue: Antiques: Pre AD 1000   item# 549457

Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear
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$149 

This is the smallest Dong Son Culture spear in our inventory. It has a long socket and flat blade. It weighs 87 grams and measures 144mm in length. There are no signs of repair to this piece. It is "as found".


Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre AD 1000   item# 549456

Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear
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$225 

This is a bronze spear from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia (circa 200 BC). This spear has some pitting but appears stable and solid with no repairs. It measures 268mm in length and weighs 277 grams. It has a thick and narrow blade which is unusual. It also has a peculiar shaped socket adding to its rarity.


Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre AD 1000   item# 549455

Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear
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$225 

This is an attractive bronze spear dating to circa 300 BC. It is a Dong Son Culture piece. There is some pitting to the bronze but the metal appears solid and stable with no signs of repair. It measures 240mm and weighs 142 grams.


Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre AD 1000   item# 549454

Dong Son Culture Bronze Spear
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$299 

This is an excellent bronze spear from the Dong Son culture of ancient Southeast Asia. This piece was cleaned when found, which is common of early 20th century excavations. It has a rich brown patina and is heavy,solid and stable. It measures 224 mm in length and weighs 184 grams.

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