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Elymaean


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Bronze Weaponry of Western Asia


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AE Dagger/Short Sword #0324 viewsWestern Asia (possibly northwestern Iran)
1200-800 BC
41.5cm (16.3”)

Cf. Malloy (Weapons: Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities), Fig. 62

From a private Danish collection of ancient weapons

Description:
Rounded shoulders and broad, flat central midrib curving outward at shoulders, tang broken, some roughness, chips, and encrustations
1 commentsRobert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Dagger/Short Sword #0226 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
37.7cm (14.8”)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 164 (page 99)
Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Fig. 41 (page 59)
Cf. Petrie (Tools and Weapons), Plate XXXVI, Fig. 170

From a private Danish collection of ancient weapons

Description:
Long tapering form, winged guard extending from the ricasso, prominent midrib, chips along one edge
1 commentsRobert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Dagger/Short Sword #0115 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
35cm (13.8”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. X, Figs. 125, 126

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt collection

Description:
Long triangular blade, prominent rib, medium sized tang, with thick point for piercing armor – a feature that was rare in antiquity. Metal bent at one edge of base.
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Dagger #0422 viewsNorthwestern Iran (probably Luristan)
1200-800 BC
32cm (12.6”)

Cf. Khorasani (Bronze and Iron Weapons from Luristan), Fig. 2 (page 212)
Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 6, #50; (also illustrated on page 70)
Cf. Overleat (The Early Iron Age in the Pusht-I Kuh, Luristan), Fig. 184, #KT.A6-19 (page 216)

From an old British collection, acquired in the 1970s

Description:
Flanged hilt with no wood or ivory remaining, single rivet hole in wedge-shaped pommel, low broad midrib, blade and hilt cast in one piece
1 commentsRobert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Dagger #0317 viewsWestern Asia (possibly Luristan)
1200-800 BC
33cm (13”)

Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran: Copper and Bronze), 379
Cf. Malloy (Weapons: Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities), Fig. 53
Cf. Overleat (The Early Iron Age in the Pusht-I Kuh, Luristan), Pl. 89 (Kutal-i Gulgul, tomb A9), Fig. A9-60

Description:
Flanged hilt with no wood or ivory remaining, blade and hilt cast in one piece
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Dagger #0222 viewsWestern Asia (possibly Marlik or other site in/around Gilan, Iran)
2nd millennium BC
29.5cm (11.6”)

Cf. Negahban, (Weapons from Marlik) Pl. X, Fig. 128

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt collection

Description:
Long triangular ribbed blade, squared shoulders, four rivet holes (two rivets still in place), broken tang
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Dagger #0121 viewsCanaanite
early to mid 2nd Millennium BC
17cm (6.7”)

Ex- Shlomo Zeitsov Collection

Description:
This dagger blade is from the Shlomo Zeitsov collection. It was sold by the collector’s nephew, who reports that it was found in Israel. It is tang-less and has three rivet holes, of which only one remains fully encircled by bronze.
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Sword #128 viewsNorthwestern Iran, Talish area
1200-800 BC
45.5cm (18”)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 165 (page 99)
Cf. Watson (Luristan Bronzes in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery), Fig. 16, #54 (page 24)

From an old Cambridge collection

Description:
Tapering ribbed blade, round shoulders, rat-tail tang, tip missing and end bent (possibly a deliberate act in antiquity)
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #1313 viewsNorthwestern Iran (possibly Marlik)
1200-800 BC
19.5cm (7.7”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. IX, Fig. 113
Cf. Piller, (Untersuchungen zur relative Chronologie der Nekropole von Marlik), Table XIV, Type I-A (page 291)

Description:
Deltoid ribbed blade, slightly rounded shoulders, long tang with sharp bend at end
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #1218 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
16cm (6.3”)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 396 (page 290) for similar, though slightly wider, tip
Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Fig. 65 (page 85) for similarly shaped tip – however the Negahban example is an arrowhead, not a spearhead

Description:
Tanged ribbed blade, small stem, straight blade edges at base, then tapering toward point
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #1114 viewsWestern Asia (probably northwestern Iran)
1200-800 BC
38.5cm (15.4”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. VI, Fig. 80

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection

Description:
Tapered long blade with prominent midrib, sharper tapering near point, round shoulders
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #1015 viewsWestern Asia (probably northwestern Iran, possibly Marlik)
1200-800 BC
28.5cm (11.2”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. VI, Fig. 78

Ex-Private Danish collection of ancient weapons

Description:
Ovate blade with curved shoulders, sharper tapering near point, flat midrib, and squared-sectioned tang with sharp bend at end
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #0918 viewsWestern Asia (probably northwestern Iran, possibly Marlik)
1200-800 BC
38.5cm (15.4”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. VI, Figs. 79, 80

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt Collection

Description:
Ovate blade with curved shoulders, sharper tapering near point, flat midrib, and squared-sectioned tang
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #08 (or dagger blade?)18 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
29cm (11.4”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. X, Figs. 121, 127

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt Collection

Description:
Triangular blade with high shoulders that taper greatly toward point, very pronounced midrib, slightly concave edges, long tang with rivet hole
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #07 (or dagger blade?)16 viewsWestern Asia (possibly northwestern Iran, possibly Marlik)
1200-800 BC
30cm (11.8”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. IX, Fig. 116
Cf. Piller (Untersuchungen zur relative Chronologie der Nekropole von Marlik), Table XII, Type IB (page 289)

Description:
Rounded shoulders, pronounced midrib, rivet hole in tang
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019
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AE Spearhead #06 (or dagger blade?)17 viewsWestern Asia (possibly Luristan or Marlik)
1200-800 BC
32.9cm (13”)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 392 (dagger)
Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. IX, Fig. 119

Description:
Rounded shoulders, pronounced midrib, slightly concave edges, long tang
Robert L3Aug 07, 2019

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AE Spearhead #1218 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
16cm (6.3”)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 396 (page 290) for similar, though slightly wider, tip
Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Fig. 65 (page 85) for similarly shaped tip – however the Negahban example is an arrowhead, not a spearhead

Description:
Tanged ribbed blade, small stem, straight blade edges at base, then tapering toward point
Robert L3