Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1416741
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$125.00
A nice very early Anatolian or North Mesopotamian stamp seal, ca. 4th. millenium BC.

The seal doomed and with loop or handle, engraved with an antilope or stagg on the face.

Condition: Choice.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards. Comes with collectors own notes and photos mounted on filt with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415620
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$375.00
A large and beautiful prehistoric gable seal, Mesopotamia or Syria, ca. 5th.-4th. millenium BC.

A rectangular seal in hard black Serpentine stone, engraved with with a Bull or Stag within frame. Nice quality engraving in a fine medium.

Size: 28 mm. long and 21 mm. wide.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards.

Comes with collectors own notes and photos along with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413340
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$750.00
A cast bronze sword from Ancient Near East, Marlik / Amlash, Turkmenistan, Caspian Sea Area, dating to 14th-10th cent BC.

Tapering double-edged blade with raised mid-rib, pointed rectangular short guard, shaped grip, with broad crescentic pommel

Size: 41,7 cm - c. 16 inches.

Condition: Nearly superb. Very slight roughness to the blade. Beautiful green patina with spots of azurite, red and black.

Ex. Private Collection. Comes with our COA and guarante...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413193
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$250.00
A superb bronze lance or spear, Ancient Near East, ca. 1200 BC. 'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age.

A very impressive and decorative bronze lance with a long tang, massive socket and a broad, leaf-shaped blade with highly profiled midrib.

Size: c. 24 cm. long.

Condition: Superb. unusually sharp and well-preserved. Beautiful Malachite green bronze patina.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413191
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$275.00
An attractive and scarce bronze dagger with exceptional patina, late bronze age, South Caspian Sea area, late 2nd.- early 1st. millenium BC.

A fine dagger with a pointy, triangular blade, very broad at the base. Blade with raised central midrib.

Size: 27,5 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, exceptional green patina. Roughness to the edges but very fine metal and sound.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413189
Senatus Consulto
$225.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413177
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$350.00
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 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 engra...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412909
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$450.00
A massive ancient Near East bronze lance, ca. 1500-1000 BC.

Caspian Sea area, likely Turkmenistan. The largest bronze lance we've had for 20 years with it's 55 cm.

The lance with a very long folded and hammered socket, still with original content inside. Blade with a raised midsection.

A highly interesting piece for it's size alone, very impressive in hand.

Condition: Very nice, intact with minor losses to the blade, as seen in the pictures. Fine unclea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412894
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$275.00
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412890
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$250.00
One of the earliest bronze or cobber axes we've handled, dating to the 3rd. millenium, perhaps even early to mid period, Caspian Sea area.

The axe from the cobber age or early bronze age, very primitive celt type, much like the early European types but slimmer. Slightly outswayed blade.

Size: 13,8 cm. long.

Condition: Superb, fine brown and green patina.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412882
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$275.00
A beautiful and very compact battle axe or adze, Caspian Sea area / Turkmenistan ca. 2000-1600 BC.

The axe or adze heavy for it's size broad with 'hanging' edge and another horisontal edge at the rear.

Size: 10 cm. long and more than 4 cm. wide, 6 cm. tall. Weight is nearly 500 grams.

Condition: Choice, some heavy cleaning, leaving an attractive patina but with some scratches as seen in the pictures.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412881
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$350.00
A finely made larger bronze dagger or short sword with integral handle, Luristan ca. 1200-800 BC.

The dagger with an integral flanged hilt made to take inlays of bone or stone, now lost.

Very high quality for the type of excellent metal and with a pleasant mahogany patina. The blade with a central raised section.

Size: 38 cm.

Condition: Choice, excellent colour, cleaned with some scratches.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412880
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$250.00
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412856
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$285.00
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.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412855
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$475.00
An attractive and interesting type of bronze battle axe, Turkmenistan / Caspian Sea area, ca. 1400-1000 AD.

A beautiful battle axe with great outswayed blade and a re-enforced socket with holes for rivets used to attach it to the shaft. Behind the socket a spike.

Size: the socket is 10 cm. wide and the entire axe 15,2 cm. long.

Condition: Choice and intact, superb metal and a nice brown patina with green and red highlights.

Ex. Danish Private collectio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412095
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$150.00
Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A massive really elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with poppy flower shaped terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor. The lower terminal decorated with a star in the bottom, knobs and 3 spiked, decorated with concentric lines and criss-cross patterns.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1410172
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A fine larger bronze Dagger, greater Persia, 'Luristan', later 2nd. millenium BC.

A long slender type of dagger with a pointy blade for stabbing and thus military use. The dagger hilt made to take inlays and the original lost inlays, was replaced by a pair of perfectly carved and smoothly polished green stone inlays, of a very hard stone, perhaps Jade or Jadeite.

Size: 38-39 cm. in length, so almost a short sword lenght in antiquity.

Ex. Danish Private Collect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1408390
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$750.00
A superb and large thinbutted Danish neolithic axe dating to Time of the Great Burial Mounts, c. 3500-3000 BC.

A skilfully knapped axe, made with defined seams on the edges. Well proportioned design.

The thinbutted axes were introduced along with the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. The axes were used to clear the woods and prepare the ground for crops. This particular axe though, would perhaps have been used for offerings, because of it's size, but cou...