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Beautiful Dong Son Culture Copper Alloy Dagger

Beautiful Dong Son Culture Copper Alloy Dagger


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1222846
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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 in length and weighs 276 grans. This is an incredible specimen from my own private collection.