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Parthian


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Elymaean


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Bronze Weaponry of Western Asia


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AE Hilt #213 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
24.8cm x 7.9cm (9.75” x 3.125”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 8, Fig. 63 (also illustrated on page 82)

Ex- private East Coast, USA collection

Description:
Distinctive Luristani bifurcated “double-ear” pommel, square cross-section through grip, with two lattice-patterned bands enclosing a horizontally-oriented linear band which comprise the hand guard; oxidized remnants of the original iron blade are still visible below the guard
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Hilt #114 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
11.1cm (4.4”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), plate 7, #58, 60 (for similar pommel)
Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran), 392 and 397a (for similar pommel)

Description:
Double disk pommel, cylindrical grip, iron core, bronze exterior, incised with decorative patterns
1 commentsRobert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Sword #29 viewsNorthwestern Iran
2nd millennium BC
54.5cm (21 ½”)

Cf. Malloy 55 (for similar guard)
Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran), 397i (similar guard)
Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum) Plate 7, # 61 (for similar guard); Fig. 8, #63 (for similar blade)

Ex- private collection, Essex, UK

Description:
Long tapering shape, heavy guards with sides protecting top of blade, handle lost
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Spearhead #17 (or dagger blade?)7 viewsWestern Asia (probably Luristan)
1200-800 BC
33cm (13”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 5, Fig. 39
Cf. Malloy (Weapons: Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities), Fig. 64

Ex- Marcel Gibrat Collection

Description:
Rounded shoulders, straight sides tapering toward point, pronounced midrib, medium length tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Spearhead #16 (or dagger blade?)7 viewsNorthwestern Iran
2nd millennium BC
24.8cm (9.75”)

Cf. Petrie (Tools and Weapons), Plate XXXVI, Fig.133

Ex- private Danish collection

Description:
High, round shoulders, central midrib, flat broken tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Spearhead #1510 viewsNorthwestern Iran
Late Persian Bronze Age
(Mid-2nd millennium BC)
24.5cm (9.6”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. XI, Fig. 139
Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 5, Fig. 41 (type also illustrated on page 67)

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt Collection

Description:
Triangular socketed blade, pronounced midrib, high shoulders
1 commentsRobert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Spearhead #14 (or dagger blade?)7 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
23.37cm (9.2”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 5, Fig. 41 (for a similarly shaped – but socketed – blade)

Ex- Marcel Gibrat Collection

Description:
Nearly squared shoulders, slightly concave edges, long tang with rivet hole
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Dagger #57 viewsNorthwestern Iran (possibly Marlik)
1200-800 BC
31.5cm (12.4”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. V, Fig. 55

Ex- Danish private collection

Description:
Triangular blade, very broad at base, with diamond-shaped cross-section, flanged hilt with no wood or ivory remaining
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Arrowhead #148 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
95.3mm

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Plate 8, # 73 (also illustrated on page 85, Fig. 17, # 73)

Description:
Lanceolate or elongated deltoid-shaped, bilobate ribbed head, long tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Arrowhead #136 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
47mm

Cf. Piller (Untersuchungen zur relative Chronologie der Nekropole von Marlik), Table XVI, Type 4 (page 293)

Description:
Bilobate ribbed head, short stem and tang, one blade chipped
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Arrowhead #124 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
70mm (length); 33mm (width)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 404

Description:
Wide, bilobate winged tip, ribbed, long tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
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AE Arrowhead #119 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
77mm

Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran: Copper and Bronze), 390 (see 2nd arrowhead in horizontal row)
Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Fig. 72 (page 85)
Cf. Malloy (Weapons: Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities), Fig. 94

Description:
Deltoid shaped bilobate blade with long tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020

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AE Spearhead #1023 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 L3
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Tiridates42 viewstetradrachm, 29 – 27 BC
Sellwood 55.11 variant
Robert L3
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Prince A28 viewsAE drachm, late 2nd to early 3rd century AD
Van’t Haaff 19.1.1-1A
1 commentsRobert L3