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Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1000 - 800 BC. Gorgeous and large slender bronze dagger. Blade and handle cast as one piece, open areas and flanges in handle that once held bone or stone inlays; fan-shaped pommel. The base of the blade is decorated with an incised band of cross-hatching with triangles above, the edges of the blade sharpened in antiquity with nicks to edge from use. 15 1/8" (38.3 cm) long! Intact. Ex Chicago private collection. Impressive in-hand! #A14082: $1250

Luristan, Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Large bronze spearhead. Long, triangular blade with wide raised mid-rib and 'rat-tail' tang where it would have been affixed to the spear shaft. Intact with deep olive-green patina and heavy earthen deposits. Huge 33.4 cm (13 1/4") long and heavy! ex-Santa Barbara County, CA scholastic collection. #WP2599: $450

Luristan, Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Excellent, huge bronze spearhead. Long, gracefully tapered leaf-shaped blade with thin raised mid-rib and 'rat-tail' tang where it would have been affixed to the spear shaft. Intact with wonderful smooth coppery "river" patina. Huge 40.5 cm (nearly 16 inches") long and heavy! ex-Santa Barbara County, CA scholastic collection. #WP2601: $650


Luristan, Persia, c. 1000 - 600 BC. Great large bronze javelin tip. Long and slender with flat sides and a square profile, the tang narrowing to a point for attachment to the shaft. L: 12 inches (30.5 cm). Tip re-attached, nice green patina throughout, light earthen deposits. Big and heavy! Ex Teddy Kollek collection, Jerusalem. #WP2460: $375


Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200 - 600 BC. Great bronze axe head. The main blade vertically oriented with rounded cutting edge, the opposing blade shorter and horizontally orientated with rounded cutting edge. Both blade stem from a short cylindrical mounting shaft. 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 in (90 x 37mm). Green patina with heavy earthen deposits. Ex Hudson, MA private collection, acquired in Israel in the late 1960's. #WP2604: $450

Ancient Persia. Luristan, c. 1200-800 BC. Nice bronze spear-point from the Axel Guttmann collection. Long leaf-shaped form, with shallow mid-rib and complete tang. Nicely preserved and intact, slight curvature to body, likely from battle damage. 4 7/8" (124 mm) with dark copper patina and heavy earthen deposits. The largest arrowhead type from the collection, Axel Guttmann was the most famous collector of ancient militaria in the modern era, actually creating his own museum in Berlin to display his enormous collection. #WP2215: $225 SOLD - Alternate available!



Ancient Persia. Achaemenid, c. 6th-4th century BC. Bronze arrowhead. Tri-lobate type, with 3 blades and short socket. cf. Muscarella 322, Tushingham fig. 69. Malloy, Weapons, Plate XIV, #109. 34mm (1 3/8"), olive-green patina, earthen deposits. ex-Clearwater, FL collection. #WP2508: $150
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Ancient Persia. Luristan, c. 1000 - 800 BC. Excellent slender Luristan bronze dagger. Blade and handle cast as one piece, handle flanged for inlays with fan-shaped pommel, the edges of the blade sharpened in antiquity. A large and impressive example! L: 15 3/8" (38.9 cm). Intact with gorgeous green patina. Ex Midwest private collection. #A15114: $1250
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Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1000 - 600 BC. Fantastic bronze spearhead. The tapered blade with prominent midrib and long mounting shaft with two rivet holes. L: 10 7/8" (27.5cm). Nicely patinated. Ex Southern California private collection. An impressive display piece! #WP2567: $750 SOLD

Luristan, Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Great bronze spearhead. Long, leaf-shaped blade with wide raised mid-rib and 'rat-tail' tang where it would have been affixed to the spear shaft. Flared collar around the top of tang, hollow on the insuide, where it would have sat upon the top of the wood shaft. Intact with wonderful purplish to green patina and heavy earthen deposits. Big 30.7 cm (12 1/8") long and heavy! See Moore, Catalog of Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum, pp. 84-5. No. 88 for similar example. ex-Santa Barbara County, CA scholastic collection. #WP2600: $550 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Excellent Luristan bronze dagger. The handle and blade cast as one piece, the tapering blade with pronounced midrib, the shoulder squared with handle and pommel with raised flange for inlay extending onto the base of the blade with horn-like crescents. L: 16” (40.5cm). A pleasing example with attractive patination. Ex Ohio private collection, acquired mid-1990's in New York. #WP2681: $1250 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Fantastic Luristan bronze dagger. The handle and blade cast as one piece, the tapering blade with pronounced midrib, the shoulder rounded with handle and pommel with raised flange for inlay extending onto the base of the blade with horn-like crescents. L: 13 1/2" (34.5cm). Well-preserved with olive-green patina and light earthen deposits. A very nice example! Ex collection of Lawrence Buchanan and Dr. Enrique von Kiguel, formed throughout the 1970's-80's. #WP2673: $1900 SOLD

Ancient Egypt. Dynasty XXVII (Persian) Dynasty, c. 525-404 BC. Fantastic bronze arrowhead. Triangular head with long tang and protruding barbs. L: 52 mm (2"). Olive-green patina with earthen deposits. Achaemenid-made but used in the Holy Land and Egypt! ref: Petrie 96; Malloy "Weapons" plate XIV, #108. #WP2437: $250 SOLD

Ancient Egypt. Dynasty XXVII (Persian) Dynasty, c. 525-404 BC. Fantastic bronze arrowhead. Triangular head with long tang and protruding barbs. L: 61 mm (2 7/16"). Olive-green patina with earthen deposits, chip to one barb. Achaemenid-made but used in the Holy Land and Egypt! ref: Petrie 96; Malloy "Weapons" plate XIV, #108. #WP2436: $250 SOLD



Luristan, Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Excellent bronze arrowhead. With triangular blade, raised mid-rib and long tang, the tip still very sharp! Olive-green patina, light deposits. L: 65mm (2 1/2"). Mounted on custom stand, entire piece stands 80mm (3 1/8") tall. ex-New York gallery. This piece has been in my private collection for years! Time to find a new loving home. #WP2602: $299 SOLD

Luristan, Persia, c. late 2nd millenium BC. Great bronze dirk which has been broken in antiquity, with hilt and blade originally cast in one piece. The hilt and penannular rib is flanged to take inlays, which is a more unusual feature on these types of weapons. The blade is heavy and well preserved with a narrow and very prominent midrib. The patination along the edges of the break suggest it was broken in antiquity, most likely for ritual purposes. Length: 16 1/2 in (42.3 cm) including separation. In nice condition and a most unusual with such a clean break at the strongest portion of the weapon (fits together near perfectly). With custom metal display stand. Ex-East Coast USA collection. More photos available upon request! #WP2137: $1100 SOLD

Luristan, Persia, 2nd Millennium BC. Fine bronze mace head.
6" long, with the upper end covered with groups of projecting nodes separated and encircled by finely incised bands, mimicking a rope design. The base is flared. Excellent green patina. Acquired at auction from the Elizabeth Cohen Trust. #WP2363: $750
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