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Ancient Saddle Hilt Iron Blade Sword Iran

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 1183821

Ancient Saddle Hilt Iron Blade Sword Iran
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$1199 

Here we have an incredible example of an ancient iron sword from Northern Iran, possibly Amlash, circa 900 BCE. It has a saddle-shaped pommel with extensive geometric decor on the hilt. The iron blade, though deteriorated, is still intact. The slender and elegant weapon has survived millennia just to be in your collection. There is a crack near the guard area visible in the photos. This fragile and beautiful piece measures 60.5 cm in length in its current condition. There are no visible repairs ...click for details


Large Bronze Dagger or Spear Ancient Lebanon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1180554

Large Bronze Dagger or Spear Ancient Lebanon
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$295 

This specimen is a large bronze dagger or spear from ancient Lebanon. I do not have a specific cultural attribution for it as of yet but often these types get the blanket classification of Luristan. It may also be Marlik. There are some losses to the blade edges but the rest of the piece appears solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. It measures right at 32 cm in length and weighs 213 grams.The blade is over a cm thick near the center and a half cm at the tip.


Warring States Two Ring Bronze Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1145436

Warring States Two Ring Bronze Sword
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This is a very nice two-ring bronze sword from the Warring States period of ancient China. It comes from an old German collection. It appears to have been cleaned and then treated with wax to preserve the finish. The final photograph shows a closeup of the patina with the remnants of the sealing wax. There is also a museum or collection marked written on the blade. There is some pitting to the blade surface but overall it is solid and stable. The total weight is 545 grams and the total length ...click for details


Spring and Autumn Period Copper Alloy Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1145373

Spring and Autumn Period Copper Alloy Sword
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This is a very nice bronze sword from the Spring and Autumn Period of ancient China (circa 770-476). This piece has a beautiful golden brown color. The blade is very heavy with a prominent midrib and beveled blade edges. The hollow round handle has what appear to be a few small casting flaws where there is loss to the metal. The rest of the piece is very solid and stable. Weapons of this type are becoming increasingly difficult to find. The overall length of the piece is right at 50cm and the we ...click for details


Ancient Bronze Sword Luristan or Egypt

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1124370

Ancient Bronze Sword Luristan or Egypt
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This is a copper alloy dagger or short sword. It has an interesting patina consisting primarily of light to medium green tones (likely malachite) mottled with red and reddish brown areas (likely copper oxides). There are areas where the deep brown, lightly corroded base metal is still visible and somewhat lustrous. The entire hilt, including the crescent-shaped pommel, is bordered by a thick and even ridge which would have served to contain the grip scales made of bone, wood, or ivory. The sca ...click for details


Fine Warring States Period Two-Ring Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1124346

Fine Warring States Period Two-Ring Sword
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This is a bronze sword from ancient China. It dates to the latter part of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (475-221 BC) which is called the Warring States period. This period in Chinese history was one of instability and conflict between many smaller kingdom-states. Swords of this type are called “two-ring” swords because of the two prominent rings located on the hilt. The Chinese term for this weapon is “jian” which refers to a double-edged sword. This style of jian is generally attributed to either ...click for details


Stunning Unusual Early Edo Katana w/papers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1700   item# 1015376

Stunning Unusual Early Edo Katana w/papers
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This is a stunning example of an early Edo period Japanese Katana. The pictures can never do justice to the breathtaking beauty of this fine work of art. This Katana dates to around 1620 AD and is in remarkable condition. The tang is inscribed on both sides. There are no visible flaws. All of the fittings appear to be genuine to the period of the blade. More pictures available on request. Feel free to ask any questions. I am not an expert in Japanese weaponry but I will do the best that I can to ...click for details


Warring States Bronze Sword Decorated Blade and Pommel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 998849

Warring States Bronze Sword Decorated Blade and Pommel
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$4500 

Pieces such as this rarely get posted on my site for sale due to the extreme rarity and high demand for quality antiquities. This authentic ancient bronze sword dates to the Warring States period of ancient China (circa 450 BCE) and was found in the Anhui provence. There are remnants of high tin content decorations on the blade surface. The pommel also has liner decorations as part of the casting. This amazing weapon shows no signs of repair or restoration and is in good condition considering it ...click for details


Leaf Blade Sword from Ancient Persia

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 957798

Leaf Blade Sword from Ancient Persia
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$895 

This is a beautiful short sword from ancient Persia (circa 1200 BC). It has a leaf-shaped blade with three raised ribs that meet to form a strong central blood groove. The piece appears strong and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. It measures just over 35 cm in length and weighs 338 grams.


Decorated Bronze Spear from Ancient Persia

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000   item# 957797

Decorated Bronze Spear from Ancient Persia
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$795 

This is an unusual bronze spear or dagger from ancient Persia (circa 1500 BC). The style is similar to many specimens attributed to the Luristan culture. However, this particular piece has an unusually pronounced guard area, faceted tang, and decorated shaft. The decorations are in the form of linear incisions on the cylindrical portion of the shaft. There is also a prominent midrib in the elegant, leaf-shaped blade. This piece measures 31 cm in length and weighs 190 grams.


Beautiful Ancient Persian Bronze Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 957794

Beautiful Ancient Persian Bronze Sword
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$1495 

This is a beautiful bronze sword from ancient Persia (circa 1300 BC). It has a somewhat unique design in the form of a "tiered" blade. There are three separate tiers on the blade. One is an oval shape near the tang, one area is between the oval area and the tip and the third tier is the tip itself. It is a curious design we have not seen previously and would look great in your collection. The end of the tang appears to have been broken at a perforation but the piece is in otherwise exc ...click for details


Mushroom Pommel, Crescent Guard Persian Bronze Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 953004

Mushroom Pommel, Crescent Guard Persian Bronze Sword
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$2795 

This is a museum quality example of a very rare word type from the ancient middle East.It has a hollow cast, mushroom shaped pommel and a heavy, crescent shaped guard. The blade is long and heavy with several blood grooves cast into it. There are no signs of repair or restoration to this amazing piece of ancient history. The overall length of this exquisite piece is 55 cm.


Spring and Autumn Period Bronze Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 868380

Spring and Autumn Period Bronze Sword
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$2495 

This is a fine example of a bronze sword from the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China (770-476 BC). It is solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. The blade is ever-so-slightly bent, but it does not detract form the overall beauty and value of this piece. This piece is a little longer than average at 48cm. Due to the recent import ban on Chinese antiquities (Jan of 2009) these items are sure to increase in value and become harder to find. Don't miss this opportunity.


Spring and Autumn period Round Handle Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 868375

Spring and Autumn period Round Handle Sword
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This is a fine example of a bronze sword from the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China (770-476 BC). It is in remarkable condition with only a couple of nicks to the blade edge and a very small pit in the side of the handle. Portions of the piece may have been lightly cleaned but enough of the original patina remains to confirm authenticity. This piece is of average size measuring just over 40 cm. Due to the recent import ban on Chinese antiquities (Jan of 2009) these items are sure to incr ...click for details


Magnificent Spring and Autumn Period Bronze Sword

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 868374

Magnificent Spring and Autumn Period Bronze Sword
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SOLD 

This is a magnificent example of a round-handle sword from the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China (770-476 BC). With the exception of a few minor nicks to the blade edges this piece is in pristine condition. It has a beautiful, golden, honey-brown patina often associated with wet burials. There is no sign of reepair or restoration anywhere on this piece. It measures a massive 50.5 cm in length. Since the ban on importation of Chinese antiquities stepped up in January of 2009 these weapon ...click for details

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