A set of Amlash gold mantle ornaments, ca. 6th – 7th century BC. The group consists of a matched pair that is ¾” in diameter and has nice repoussé work, the somewhat flattened one is nicely detailed and is 7/8” in diameter. Displayed in Riker mount.
Very rare authentic well preserved ancient bronze horse bit Persian Achaemenid, circa 550-400 B.C. Composed of two separately cast crescent-shaped Cheek Pieces with knob terminals, large rings for bridle attachment, two pierced holes on each side and mouth piece made with two rods linked by the loops.
This rare object comes from an old Canadian collection of Antiquities and Art...
Highly schematized bronze horse with long legs, narrow body and slender tail. The head with an elongated snout, beaded eyes, large ears and a crested mane.
Remains of sheet bronze on the tail and some remnants on one foreleg denote that this might have been the right-hand horse yoked to a small bronze chariot.
For a complete chariot, cf. item no. 216 in: Peter R. S. Moorey. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum...
Miniature zebu bull standing short-legged with large horns, pointed shoulder hump and distinct dewlap.
Suspension hole through the chest.
Luristan, Western Iran, early 1st millennium BC
L. 2.9 cm (1.1 in)
H. 2.2 cm (0.9 in)
Intact. Encrusted patina stabilized.
Ex Collection of Vincent Funiciello, Brooklyn (NY), 1930s to 1970s. Thence US art market.
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Accurate miniature version of a typical Luristan dagger with double-eared pommel, long grip and lanceolate blade. The small scale is rare and points to a votive or ceremonial function of the item.
The flared pommel is reminiscent of the socket of older weapons made of bone.
Luristan, ca. 1000 BC
H. 7.2 cm (2.8 in)
Intact and of pristine quality...
Bronze sword having a long triangular, double-edged blade with high mid-rib. Cast together with the rectangular grip ending in a bell-shaped pommel. Lower grip with recesses and incised decoration. From a Swiss gentleman's collection. Condition: encrusted green patina, edges little pitted. Dimension: total length: 50.8 cm, 5.7 cm wide, weight: 442 g.
A rare Islamic iron spear, dating to the medieval period, Seljuk to early Mamluk, c. 13th.-15th. century AD.
A rare and still typical Islamic weapon, very deadly and used in the holy wars. The slender tapering head of triangular cross-section with re-enforced tip for piercing armor, with narrow neck and a folded socket, two small holes for attachment to shaft, light surface corrosion, bends and wear.
Size: 31-32 cm...
A rare Islamic iron spear, dating to the early medieval period, Seljuk to early Mamluk, c. 13th.-15th. century AD.
A rare and still typical Islamic weapon, very deadly and used in the holy wars. The slender tapering head of triangular cross-section with re-enforced tip for piercing armor, with narrow neck and a folded socket, two small holes for attachment to shaft, light surface corrosion and wear.
Size: 374 mm...
A extremely rare and important bronze javelin (large spear for throwing), Luristan Iran, dating to the late 2nd.- early 1st. millenium BC.
Interestingly, this Javelin has a larger and very complicated engraving all around the folded socket. This needs further study and cleaning, but it looks like a sort of structure or a figure. The point itself is also engraved with a herring pattern
A real steal for any serious collector of ancient weapons!
Size: 287 mm...
A large and broad-bladed bronze dagger, Iranian, late 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.
Advanced type of a classical style of trust weapon, leaf-shaped massive blade with two blood-grooves, round shoulders with a flat area, medium-long tang designed to hold a handle of bone or wood.
Very fearsome blade made by a qualified bronze maker in the later bronzeage or early Ironage of Iran.
Size: 273 mm. long and 65 mm. wide...
Parthian Bronze Lion-Headed Handle, Ancient Iran ca. 150 BCE - 225 CE. With open mouth, sharp fangs, small eyes with a flattened head, and ribbed handle. On custom stand and in excellent condition. Bronze is 4 3/4" High. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. From about 130 BCE onwards, Parthia suffered numerous incursions by various nomadic tribes, including the Sakas, the Yueh-chi, and the Massagetae. Each time, the Arsacid dynasts responded personally, doing so even when there were more severe...
Antique 15th century Turkish Ottoman bronze horse trapping ornament cast and hand chased in the form of classical elaborated Islamic medallion.
LENGTH: 9cm (3 1/2 in)
CONDITION: In its original condition showing the age and usage with a dark patina.
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A finely made spearpoint with a central ridge and short tang, Western Iranian, 2nd. millenium BC.
Size: 107 mm.
Condition: Choice, intact with a few minor bends, nice patina.
Ex. Johan Dæhlfeldt Estate Collection - 40 years of collecting antiquities.
A rare and unusual Iranian bronze stamp seal, Sassanian Empire, 3rd.-5th. cent. AD.
Sassanian bronze seals are well-known in litterature and in museum collections, but are scarcely encountered in the market in this nice execution and condition!
Fine round stamp seal with handle, engraved with an animal motif. Deep relief and very attractive.
Old hard impression included.
Size: 14 mm. in height and about 11 mm in diameter.
Condition: Superb!, brown...
RARE - Ancient Near-Eeastern bronze dagger with a shaped handle terminating in a bull head
Dated from, 1200 BC
Condition; Tip is missing in antiquity and bull head is re-attaced as shown otherwise intact and it enjoys a lovely patina
Measurements: Length: 28.5 cm - Width: 6.5 cm
Height on stand: 21 cm
Nicely mounted on a custom plexi-glass display stand
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