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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1180608
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$299.00
This is a fantastic, ancient bronze spear or dagger attribute to the Marlik Culture circa 1200-900 BCE. It has a beautiful leaf-shaped blade with strong midrib. The tang has the classic 90 degree bend with knob on the end still intact. It measures nearly 25 cm in length and weighs 192 grams. It has a fantastic and lively patina. The metal is strong and stable. There are no signs of repair or restoration. This piece is from the collection of the late John Piscopo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1180554
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$295.00
This specimen is a large bronze dagger or spear from ancient Lebanon. I do not have a specific cultural attribution for it as of yet but often these types get the blanket classification of Luristan. It may also be Marlik. There are some losses to the blade edges but the rest of the piece appears solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. It measures right at 32 cm in length and weighs 213 grams.The blade is over a cm thick near the center and a half cm at the tip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1116546
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This is an amazing copper alloy spear head from ancient China - likely dating to the late Zhou dynasty. It was excavated in what is now the Sichuan province and I believe it to be from the Ba or Ba-Shu culture. Liewen, tao-tie and other decorations are incised into the socket area on both sides. The socket extends almost to the tip of the spear and has remnants of the wooden shaft inside. The delicate attachment loops are still intact. There are no signs of repair or restoration to this fabulou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #1115339
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This is a beautifully decorated bronze socketed spear point from Sichuan Province. It is most likely from the Ba or Ba-Shu minority culture that flourished in that area. The style and decor are reminiscent of the Shang period but as was often the case with minority culture pieces, this probably dates to a few centuries later. It's delicate attachment loops on either side are still intact and there are no signs of repair. It has a central reinforcing rib and decorations on two surfaces that shoul...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1114978
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$2995.00
This item is a copper alloy spear from the Shang Dynasty (ca 1700 BCE-1100 BCE). It is a rare form which also includes a single archaic character inscribed near the socket mouth on one side. The total length of the piece is just over 23 cm. The total weight is 296 grams. There is a slight curvature in the blade which is common on this type of piece. There are small losses to the tip and some damage to the socket edges but the piece is otherwise solid and stable with no signs of repair or restora...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #957797
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$795.00
This is an unusual bronze spear or dagger from ancient Persia (circa 1500 BC). The style is similar to many specimens attributed to the Luristan culture. However, this particular piece has an unusually pronounced guard area, faceted tang, and decorated shaft. The decorations are in the form of linear incisions on the cylindrical portion of the shaft. There is also a prominent midrib in the elegant, leaf-shaped blade. This piece measures 31 cm in length and weighs 190 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #957795
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$1995.00
This incredible piece is a large bronze spear from the early Zhou Dynasty (circa 700 BC) of ancient China. It was formerly in the famous collection of Arthur M. Sackler. This piece is in amazing condition for its age and is one of the largest if its type we have ever seen. It measures 27 cm in length and weighs 392 grams. There are no signs of repair or restoration. Don't miss this opportunity to add a rare and provenanced piece to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #957772
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Here is an incredible opportunity to own an authentic Shang Dynasty (1700-1100 BC) spear head from ancient China. This particular piece was formerly in the famed Arthur M. Sackler collection. The auction tag from Christies showing the sale and lot number will remain with the piece. It is solid and stable and has some fantastic crystal formations in the patina. There are mineralized remains of decorations that were tied to the perforations in the blade. There are remnants of wood fibers in the so...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #939149
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$795.00
This is an extraordinarily rare bronze arrow point from ancient China. Textual references for this type are scarce as well which is a testament to the rarity of the object itself. The point has very intricately cast details and finely ground edges and points. The extra long tang is intact and appears to be as straight as the day it was made. The arrow point dates to the Warring States period of ancient China.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #879380
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$395.00
This is a fantastic example of an early bronze dagger blade with handle rivets still present and intact. This type was common to large areas of the Middle East from present day Greece across to Iran. It has a triangular blade with prominent midrib and a very short, flat tang. The patina is a gorgeous mixture of greens and browns with a hint of blue. This is a truly rare opportunity to acquire an excellent piece at a reasonable price. Don't miss it!!!!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #879375
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$249.00
This is an interesting copper alloy dagger. It has a triangular blade with a prominent midrib and a short, flat tang. The patina is an unusual light gray color and there are some brown encrustation on the surface of both sides. It measures roughly 24 cm in length and weighs 111 grams. This type of dagger is typically very early (before 1500 BC).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #879371
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$595.00
This is a wonderful example of an ancient bronze spear from ancient Greece or Persia. It has a beautiful, leaf-shaped blade with a strong central rib. The tang is rectangular with a 90 degree bend at the end that is finished with a perfect round knob. The patina is a mix of light greens and browns. This is a near perfect example of an unusual weapon type. The length is roughly 25 cm and the weight is 92 grams. It is solid and stable and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #879359
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$229.00
This is a very early copper alloy dagger from the Middle East. It has a flat, triangular blade with a short, flat tang. The features are common to very early cultures in the middle East (prior to 1500 BC). The overall weight is 98 grams and the length is roughly 20 cm. The edges are still quite sharp on this wonderful antiquity. The price is right too!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #879351
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$249.00
This piece is a nice example of a rat-tail dagger from the ancient middle East. It has a subtle, wide midrib and flattened blade. The tang is rectangular. There is no damage or repair to the piece and it is in overall excellent condition. The weight of the piece is 132 grams and the length is roughly 23 cm. This is a great opportunity to acquire a quality antiquity at a reasonable price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #879338
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$199.00
This is a very interesting bronze, socketed spear from ancient Greece or Persia. It has a slightly swollen midrib accented with incised lines. The socket is split at the original seam and there are some losses. The blade has what appears to be ancient battle damage, making this quite a unique piece for any collection. The overall length is roughly 18 cm and the weight is 130 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #879332
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$495.00
This is an extremely rare type of ancient bronze weapon from the Mediterranean region. It has a blunt tip blade with a very prominent midrib that is nearly a cm thick!. The shaft is cylindrical but the tang is hammered square. The overall length is over 25 cm and the weight is 156 grams. This is a truly rare piece at a great price for any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #879326
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$249.00
This is a very early specimen of a bronze dagger or spear from the ancient middle East. It is solid and stable with only minor losses. It has a plain blade and tang typical of the earliest pieces from the region. It weighs 162 grams and measures roughly 20 cm in length. This is a great piece to start off your collection or to pick up a very early type at a reasonable price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #879324
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$249.00
This is a fine example of a bronze spear from the ancient middle East dating to circa 1500 BC or earlier. It is solid and stable with no repair or restoration. The patina is an attractive mixture of greens and blues. The overall weight is 161 grams and the length is roughly 28 cm. This is a great piece for study or to start your ancient weapon collection.