A bronze Scythe, South Caspian Sea Area, bronzeage 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.
The 2nd. of a pair of very rare scythes that we recently aquired. Interesting large size sicle with a 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.
Size: 21 cm. long and the blade being up to 5 cm. broad.
Condition: Superb! Terrific fresh metal for the 3000 years, very beautiful dark green patina. A gem.
Ex. Danish Private collection