An interesting Canaanite or Mesopotamian tanged bronze dagger dating to 1500-1000 BC.
A flat, cast triangular blade, tapering to the point. 4 rivets remain from the handle that was attached in antiquity.
Sizes: 27,5 cm - 10,8 inches.
Condition: Choice, with smalle nicks and roughness to the edge. Earthern deposits and encrustations. Nice green and red bronze patina.
Ex. Private Collection...
A lot of 6 Neo-elamite spear heads, 800-600 BC!
A high quality bronze spear heads from Ancient Near East, Elamite or Achaimenid, dating to c. 800-600 BC.
All javelins have tangs and barbed blades. The blades are tapering and all have a raised central midrib. The blades are thickening towards the point, making the impact stronger, and amourpiercing.
A high quality bronze spear head Ancient Near East, Turkmenistan / Caspian Sea area bronze age, dating to c. 1400-800 BC.
Prolonged, leafshaped blade with raised central midrib. A shank seperates the long tang form the blade. (c. half the length) with a bend at the top, for better fastening to the wooden shaft.
Size: c. 29 cm - 11,5 inches.
Condition: Nearly superb. Beautiful green bronze patina...
A cast bronze sword from Ancient Near East, Amlash, dating to around 14th-10th cent BC.
Tapering double-edged, slightly convex blade with flat mid-rib and short tang with hole for a rivet to fasten handle.
Size: c. 51 cm - c. 19,5 inches.
Condition: Choice. Slight roughness to the blade, beautiful green bronze patina. .
Ex. Private Collection. Comes with our COA and guaranteed authentic.
A large and thus rare Cuprite bronze or copper dagger, Mesopotamia, Copper Age, early-mid 3rd. millenium BC.
The dagger of the Type 1 design, cut out or hammered sheet with a small tang.
Size: 28,9 cm. long and 5,2 cm. wide over the blade!
Condition: Superb, fine brown and green patina with earthern highlights, uncleaned.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection
A very important and beautiful larger pottery bowl with an extensive arabic inscription, Kashan area, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.
Absolutely stunning conically shaped pottery bowl with polychrome decoration; Cobalt blue lines and green-yellow decoration on a cream-white ground. Symethrical motif in the center and near the rim a band of Arabic Caligraphy running all around the bowl, possible a recitation of verses of the Quran.
Size: 24,4 cm. wide and 10 cm...
A very attractive bronze dagger, Caspian Sea / Caucasian type, ca. 1000 BC
A finely shaped handle and well-proportioned dagger. The handle was made to take inlays of bone or stone, now lost. The blade thick tappering to sharper edges.
Size: 29,5 cm.
Condition: Choice, with a fine red and green patina.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection of ancient weapons.
The 2nd. of a pair of rare bronze lances with engraved glyphs near the blade, Turmenistan /BMAC late bronzeage-Ironage, ca. 1000-600 BC.
This is a rare type, this and the other lance also listed in our shop, are the only specimens we've seen of the this type.
A very elaborate and efficient bronze weapon...
A wonderful compact and finely made bronze spear, Neo-Assyrian, ca. 900-600 BC.
This spear point of a very advanced weapons type for antiquity with slight variation also used by the greeks and late European bronze age; a blade with a strongly pronounced mid-rib for strenghtening the trust, a re-enforced folded and hammered socket, made to take a big pole.
Size: 22,5 cm.
Condition: Choice! Wonderful metal and nice brown and green patina.
An important bronze lance with engraved glyphs near the blade, Turmenistan / North Eastern Persia, ca. 1000-600 BC.
A very elaborate and efficient bronze weapon, a sharp leafshaped and very deadly blade, hammered from a trapezoid long shaft which evolves into another rectangular part of the shaft, and ends in a fishtail finial with line engravings. This last small part was likely the tang of the weapon, which would have been inserted in the pole in antiquity...
A massive ancient Near East bronze lance, ca. 1500-1000 BC.
Caspian Sea area, likely Turkmenistan...
An early Islamic bronze inkwell, Khorassan, Under the Seljuqs, ca. 12th. century AD.
Attractive bronze lidded jar with it's doomed architectorially inpired lid.
Size: ca. 8 cm. tall and 6,7 cm. wide.
Condition: Very nice, chip to the rim of the lid reattached, looking fine.
Ex. Danish private Collection
A beautiful battle axe, Luristan type, but likely made further north east in the Caspian Sea area, ca. 2000-1600 BC.
The axe with a greatly outswayed and sharp edge and a small socket with a knob on the back.
Size: 10,5 cm. long and the blade is 7,2 cm. wide at the edge.
Condition: Choice, nice specimen with green patina, good metal, some cleaning marks.
Ex. Danish Private Collection
A huge Openwork Stamp Seal, Oxus civilization or Bactria-Margiana Complex, Ca. 2600 to 2100 BC. Middle Bronze Age, Western Central Asia.
Located in present day northern Afghanistan, eastern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan and western Tajikistan, centered on the upper Amu Darya (Oxus River)
A really massive and decorative bronze or white bronze (high silver content) stamp seal, of the earlier floral types, done in openwork; with a larger loop on the back.
Interesting and scarce bronze dagger or short sword, Caspian Sea area, mid-late 2nd. millenium BC.
A very attractive triangularly shaped blade, with rivets at the top to secure it to a handle, and a long pronounced central midrib, running to the way to the point.
Size: 32 cm. long and quite broad.
Condition: Choice! Beautiful piece with nice brown and green patina, small ding in the edge at the middle.
Ex. Danish Private Collection
A superb ancient bronze lance, Scythian Empire in Margiana, early 1st. millenium BC
A particularly well made and finely preserved bronze lance with a strongly pronounced central midrib made to enforce the trusting power of the lance. The blade very sharp and pointy. Long tang that twists in the end, ending in a small knob, that would have secured a better hold to the pole.
A scarce later bronze age or early iron age bronze weapon, refined and excellent.
A bronze Scythe, Turkmenistan / Caspian Sea Area, bronzeage 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.
Interesting large and very sharp blade, used as a harvesting tool and sometimes as a weapon as well.
European bronzeage scythe blades (sicles) are fairly commenly sold on the market whereas sicles from the Near east or western asian bronzeage cultures are very scarce indeed. This specimen is larger than most European blades, whith a highly sharpened blade and a thick slightly bended back of blade.
A very rare and massive Assyrian cylinder seal, ca. 9th.-7th. BC.
The seal is carved in a wonderful clean white marble showing a contest scene of a four-winged hero in the centre, facing right, flanked by two mythical winged 4-legged beast, which he grasp by the forelegs.
Wonderful depiction and at the same time a very unusual and superb seal for the Neo-Assyrian period!
Size: 39 mm. tall and 22 mm. wide - massive!
Condition: Choice, high relief and ...