A RARE KUSHAN BRONZE INTAGLIO SEAL OF A SEATED LION, C. 2ND. CENTURY AD.
Exceptionally nice square bronze seal, with a cut lion in great style1
A fine little lot of three silver rings, dating to the 8th.-12th. century AD.
One ring with a small hemispheric bezel with a duck engraved is likely Islamic and belongs to the very early period. The other two either Islamic or Byzantine with dome-shaped bezels.
Condition: Nice and intact.
Ex. German Private Collection, sold at Hirsh.
An ancient Persian Luristan sword blade, dating to the Late Near Eastern Bronze Age, approximately 1200 BC...
A pair of large luristan solid bronze torques. Iran, circa 1000 B.C. Size: 16 cm diamter each. 635 and 725 grams of solid bronze. Provenance: From a private english collection.
Price: 2.500 euros.
A VERY RARE PERSIAN BRONZE STAMP SEAL, Achaemenid Empire, c. 600-400 BC.
A fantastic S-shaped bronze seal with a loop on the back and depicting a standing lion.
The seal of Achaemenid manifacture and done in a wonderful vivid Persian style.
Size: 19-20 mm.
Condition: Superb! uncleaned and sharp of fine metal.
Authentic ancient Luristan bronze Sword – Dagger, circa 1150 -900 BC. A flanged hilt and blade finely cast in one piece. A very fine example of an elegant form with tapering double-edged blade, a shaped hilt with an elliptical pommel, hollowed on each face for a pair of grip-scales. In the period when the sword was used, the handle would have had a bone or wooden insert, but these would never survive three thousand years of time...
Ancient Western Asiatic Bronze Age Short Sword Dagger Blade 2200 – 1550 BC
Authentic ancient bronze short sword - dagger blade North - West Asia, Middle Bronze Age, circa 2200 – 1550 B.C.
A double edged triangular blade with flattened medial ridge, the squared base pierced with four rivet holes above a short tang for the attachment of a handle...
Authentic ancient North - Western Asiatic circa 2nd - early 1st millennium B.C. solid bronze mace head of spherical form with bulb-shaped terminal and tapered ribbed socket with remains its iron shaft. The head is very solid and is quite heavy for its size...
Persian - Achaemenid bracelet in silver closed in two lion heads with mouths open. 5'4 cm inside diameter. 3.900 euro.
Rare Persian Achaemenid Empire silver rhyton finial in shape of a bull. Circa 5th-4th century BC. Size: 10,7 cm L. Some repairs. Provenance: From a private German collection.
These two superb bronze plaques are attributed to the Ordos culture, and date circa 5th-3rd century B.C. These two pieces are approximately 4.25 inches long by 2.3 inches high, and have an attractive dark brown/black patina with gold gilt and dark red highlights. There is also some minute root marking seen mostly on the back side of each piece, and there is some dark green mineralization seen in sections of each piece as well...
Kerman, Iran, 3rd millenium B.C.
Cooper alloy figure of zebu bull. With curved horns, pronounced hump. Good quality.
Size: 10 cm H.
Provenance: Old collection, England.
Price: 2200 euros.
A set of an Axe-head and a Spear-head nicely displayed in a wooden frame
Persian period, 1000 BC
Gracefully displayed in a wooden frame which will definitely add a unique touch and addition to any room in any house
Axe-head: Length: 9.5 cm – Height: 3.5 cm
Spear-head: Length: 15 cm – Width: 5 cm
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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...
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.