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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1222846
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$1495.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #828453
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$3495.00
This incredible antiquity is an enormous spiral necklace from ancient Southeast Asia. This particular piece is from the Dong Son culture and dates to around 200 BC. Such amazing artifacts are typically reserved for choice museum and private collections and are rarely seen on the open market. This is your chance to add this unique specimen to your collection for a very reasonable price. A quality, clear acrylic display stand is included. This specimen weighs 1050 grams and measures roughly 18 cm ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #801307
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$1195.00
This is a beautiful bronze dagger from the Dong Son culture in early Southeast Asia. It dates to the Han period (ca 200 bc). The very fine quillons that are often missing on pieces of this type are present and intact, making this a truly rare and high quality find. It measures 31.5 cm in length and weighs 371 grams. It appears to have a repair to the very tip, which is not uncommon for these daggers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #704402
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This is a sneak preview of a magnificent Dong Son Culture bronze sword that will be posted here in the near future. This astounding piece is one of roughly four known to exist. If your collection had only one piece - this should be it!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #697366
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This is an absolutely amazing bronze sword from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. Pieces of this type are rarely discovered intact. It is very long (81.5 cm) and though it is thin and fragile it appears to be intact with no obvious signs of repair. It dates to roughly 300 BC. This is a marvelous opportunity to own a truly stunning antiquity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549460
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$599.00
This is another incredible bronze spear from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia (circa 250 BC). This particular piece has a very unusual pointed socket. The shape of the blade is very uncommon as well. The piece is solid and stable with no signs of repair or damage. It measures 321mm and weighs 241 grams. This is a truly rare example ancient bronze weaponry.
All Items : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #549457
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$149.00
This is the smallest Dong Son Culture spear in our inventory. It has a long socket and flat blade. It weighs 87 grams and measures 144mm in length. There are no signs of repair to this piece. It is "as found".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549456
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$225.00
This is a bronze spear from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia (circa 200 BC). This spear has some pitting but appears stable and solid with no repairs. It measures 268mm in length and weighs 277 grams. It has a thick and narrow blade which is unusual. It also has a peculiar shaped socket adding to its rarity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549455
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$225.00
This is an attractive bronze spear dating to circa 300 BC. It is a Dong Son Culture piece. There is some pitting to the bronze but the metal appears solid and stable with no signs of repair. It measures 240mm and weighs 142 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549454
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$299.00
This is an excellent bronze spear from the Dong Son culture of ancient Southeast Asia. This piece was cleaned when found, which is common of early 20th century excavations. It has a rich brown patina and is heavy,solid and stable. It measures 224 mm in length and weighs 184 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549451
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$299.00
This is a great little bronze spear from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. It measures 210mm and weighs 116 grams. It has a long flat blade with flared edges which is a little unusual compared to other common types of Dong Son spears. There is some damage to the socket area but overall the piece is solid and stable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549449
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$349.00
This is a massive bronze spear or lance from the Dong Son Culture circa 300 BC. The piece measures 390 mm in length and weighs 329 grams. It has a repaired break in the middle of the blade that should be visible in the photos. It also has a section of the original wooden shaft (over 9cm) that is part of the sale (see last photo). This would be a great piece for study or analysis.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549446
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$549.00
This is an extremely rare dagger axe from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. It dates to circa 300 BC. Dong Son culture dagger axes are some of the rarest on the market. This beauty measures 27 cm in length and weighs 281 grams. The metal is thin but intact and stable. Don't miss this opportunity to add one of these rare ge to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549402
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$895.00
This is a terrific example of an openwork handle bronze dagger from the Dong Son culture circa 300 BC. It has been a number of years since we have seen one of these for sale and this one is in particularly nice condition. It measures 315 mm and weighs 276 grams. There is some pitting in the bronze but the metal appears to be solid and stable. There are no signs of repair. Don't miss this opportunity to add one of these rare dagger types to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549401
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This is a bronze dagger from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. It measures roughly 263 mm and weighs 144 grams. It has a spectacular cuprite crystal patina on one side that I could not capture in the photos. There are also the remnants of a wood scabbard in the patina that should be visible in the photos.This piece has stable metal with a sculpted round handle and slender triangular blade. There are no signs of repair to this wonderful dagger.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #831192
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This piece is a museum quality dagger from ancient Southeast Asia. It was recovered in Vietnam and is likely from the Dong Son or Dian cultures. The last enlargement shows an example in the Hanoi Museum that is nearly identical (though not as nice) as the one offered for sale here. A full condition report will be included with the sale. The condition report includes x-rays, scanning electron microscope energy dispersive spectra, micrographs, etc. This may be your last opportunity to own such a h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #673744
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This is an amazing ankle bracelet from the Dong Son culture and Ancient Asia (circa 200 BC). This work of art is intricately decorated with typical Dong Son motifs. There are no repairs to the piece. As is common with bronze from this period and region, there is some surface delamination which accounts for the lighter colored areas. I have included a 35x micrograph in the photos that shows a layer of soil, a layer of malachite based patina, the corroded sublayer and some copper oxide. This gorge...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #618155
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This unique and interesting bronze piece is a votive axe from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. This piece comes from the collection of the late John Piscopo. It measures roughly 22.5 cm in length and weighs 65 grams. It has decorations on one side of the blade. The back of the piece is flat while the front is rounded. This was likely a votive piece.