FINE LARGE LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER, DATING TO 1200-800 BC.
The dagger with a long pointy blade made for stabbing in close hand to hand combat. The handle recessed to take inlays of bone or wood.
Size: c. 33-34 cm.
This dagger of the main Iranian type is in an unusually fine condition and quality. very good metal with a wonderful colour.
Ex. Large Danish Private Collection of ancient weapons, bought in Iran in the 1970s.
A finely hammered Bactrian / BMAC bronze bowl dating to the early 2nd. millenium BC.
The bowl is very attractive with it's wide rim and flat base. The rim slight turned.
The bowl was possibly used as a drinking bowl or for smaller meals in antiquity.
Size: 138 mm wide and 37 mm high.
Condition: Superb, very nice green patina, excellent metal for the type.
Ex. Danish Private Collection
A RARE LARGER BRONZE STAMP SEAL, NORTHERN SYRIA OR TURKEY, 3RD.-2ND. MILLENIUM BC.
Interesting bronze seal circular with conical handle and the engravings of an animal, likely a deer, in a double border, on the base.
Size: 27 mm. in diameter, 23 mm. high and massive weighing 27 grams!
Ex. Classical art, J. Rubens, and formerly in a Danish Private Collection for many years.
An ancient Near Eastern Luristan bronze split ‘ear’ pommel sword, dating to around 1000 BC.
A formidable Bronze Age sword. The long blade with a broad mid-rib, tapering to a point, the bifurcated pommel cast onto the hilt, itself separately cast to the blade and joined with a v-shaped section. The distinctive shape of the pommel has hollow sections which would once have contained inlays of bone or wood...
An extremely rare ancient Near Eastern figural bronze mace-head, dating to the 3rd-2nd Millennium B.C.
The only such example we have seen on the market. The bronze mace head with cylindrical, ridged socket, bulbous body and blunt projections. The body of the mace decorated circumferentially with four standing stylized humans. The figures face out, with circular staring eyes and with prominent, angular noses and open mouths. The hands placed on hips/breasts with arms bowed...
An extremely bronze offer bowl for wine offerings, Persian Empire (achaemenid dynasty), dating to the 6th.-4th. century AD.
A very finely made phiale or offer bowl in it's own rights: Tappering walls and a round decoration in the bottom.
The bowl is inscribed just beneath the broad rim with a long series of cuneiform, saying 'Dârayavauð XÐ vazarka' – Darius, the great king...
A nice bronze idol made as an amulet, Syria, 3rd.-2nd. millenium BC.
The amulet measure 52 mm. and shows a fertility god or deity.
Condition: Nice, heavy patina
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.
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...
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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