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Ancient Persia. Luristan, c. 1000 – 800 BC. Bronze short-sword!
The triangular-shaped blade with pronounced midrib and slightly angled shoulders, the handle with circular profile and domed pommel with lobed edges, resembling a flower. Pommel reattached, otherwise an impressive example with olive-green patina and earthen deposits. L: 15 3/8" (39 cm). ex-Malter Galleries, Encino, CA. #WP2394: $950


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, tip and tang slightly bent, likely from battle damage. 4 3/4" (12 cm) with reddish-copper patina. 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. #WP2214: $225

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

Ancient Persia. Luristan, c. 1000 - 600 BC. A nice bronze arrow point, the leaf-shaped blade with central midrib and long slender tang for attachment to the shaft. L: 3 7/8" (9.8 cm). A nice example with attractive green-brown patina. Still quite sharp!
Ex Los Angeles, CA private collection. #WP2263: $275

Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200-800 BC. Excellent bronze spear-tip. Leaf-shaped double edged blade with raised midrib, rounded shoulders, and long tang. 10.4 cm (4 1/8") long with olive-green patina and earthen deposits, minor edge chips. ref: Moorey 73. ex-Spartan Numismatics. #WP2300: $275

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

Ancient Egypt. Dynasty XXVII (Persian) Dynasty, c. 525-404 BC. Fantastic bronze arrowhead. Triangular head with long tang and protruding barbs. L: 59 mm (2 5/16"). Olive-green patina with earthen deposits, chip to 1 barb. Achaemenid-made but used in the Holy Land and Egypt! ref: Petrie 96; Malloy "Weapons" plate XIV, #108. #WP2438: $250

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



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, tip and tang slightly bent, slight curvature to body, likely from battle damage. 4 11/16" (119 mm) with reddish-copper patina and light 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.
#WP2216: $225


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


Ancient Persia. Axhaemenid, 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. 33 mm (1 1/4") with olive-green patina with heavy earthen deposits. #WP2353: $125

Judaea. Time of the Persian conquest, c. 8th-5th century BC. Fantastic and large bronze arrowhead. Three-bladed type. Big 44 mm (1 3/4") with olive-green patina and earthen deposits. Battle damage to blades! ref: Tushingham fig 69:20v; Muscarella #322; Malloy "Weapons" plate XIV #111-var. Found near Jerusalem. ex-Jerusalem, Israel collection. #WP2432: $250



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Ancient Persia, Luristan, c.1500-1200 BC. Bronze arrowhead. Long pointed tang, nicely shaped rounded blade with central raised ridge for strength. Uncleaned, as found! From an old Midwestern USA museum collection formed in the 1960's. 176 mm long! #mus15: $225 SOLD



Luristan, Persia, c. 3rd - 2nd Millennium BC. Large bronze spearhead. Leaf-shaped blade with wide raised mid-rib and 'rat-tail' tang where it would have been affixed to the spear shaft. Intact with several nicks in the blade from use in antiquity. 240 mm (9 1/8") long and heavy! Great "river" patina. Ex North Carolina private collection. #WP2003: $399 SOLD

Persia, Luristan, c.1500-1200 BC. Gorgeous late bronze age lance head found in North-Western Iran.
Leaf-shaped blade, extended tang and raised central mid-rib with interesting textured design. Intact with bright azurite to malachite colored patina. ref: Muscarella, Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art p.290, Fig 396. Measures 141 mm long. ex-Midwest USA museum deaccession. #WP2125: $29
9 SOLD

Persia, Luristan. Western Iran c. 1st millennium BC. Fantastic battle-damaged bronze axe head. This cast bronze axe head was
actively used in battle as evidenced by a notch in the blade made from hard contact with a sword or opposing axe. Measures 5 3/4" x 3" (145 x 78 mm) and heavy! Gorgeous olive-green patina, blade still quite sharp, long hollow shaft. Ex collection of Arthur Sackler
(1913-1987), American Psychiatrist, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. Acquired prior to 1970. #WP2138: $950
SOLD

Luristan, Persia, c. 1200 - 900 BC. Incredible bronze dagger with original inlays! The blade tapered with square shoulders, narrow rectangular guard and low midrib. The hilt is flanged with remains of red and green inlays, with lightly curved pommel, the grip with three central ridges. Evidence of heavy sharpening in antiquity between battles. 13 4/5" (35.1cm). Extremely well-preserved and EXTREMELY RARE with remains of inlays like this. A nice example with custom lucite stand. Ex New Jersey private antiquities collection. A magnificent display piece! #WP2144: $3500 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia, c 1000-650 BC. Excellent bronze dagger. Two-piece construction, the wide blade set into the handle with crescent-shaped channeled ridge. Both crescent and handle recessed, where a bone or wood inlay would have been set in antiquity.
L: 13.5" (34.3 cm). Slight bend to blade, like from damage in battle. Ex-Julian Hovsepian estate collection acquired prior to 1990. Additional photos available on request. #WP2392: $1250
SOLD

Ancient Persia. Luristan-Elamite, c. 1200-800 BC. Excellent bronze spear-point. With triangular-shaped blade, prominent mid-rib with fine incised decoration, and short, rectangular tang. 5" (127 mm) long with olive-green patina and heavy earthen deposits. From a Ketchum, ID private collection, purchased at major US and UK galleries and auction houses between 1989-1999. #WP2232: $250 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Fantastic bronze dagger. The hilt and blade cast as one piece, with long and slender blade with wide flat midrib, the handle with flanges for inlay. L: 11 7/8" (30cm). Excellent deep olive-green patina. Very nice and impressove in-hand. Ex Newport Beach, CA private collection. #WP2355: $950 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Nice and very long bronze dagger. The hilt and blade cast as one piece. The blade is long and slender with wide flat midrib, the handle with flanges for inlay. L: 14 1/5 in (36cm). Olive-green patina with earthen deposits. Nicer than photo! Better photos available on request. Ex Newport Beach, CA private collection. #WP2356: $650 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Nice bronze dagger. The blade and handle cast as one piece, the hilt flanged with wedge-shape pommel then edge with low flanges and lappets for holding the original inlays in place. L: 12 3/4" (32.5cm). A nice example with pleasing smooth olive-green patina. Cf. Moorey, Catalogue of Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1971), p. 72, no 48 for a similar example. Ex UK private collection, acquired during the 1970s and 1980s. #WP2386: $1250 SOLD


Luristan, Western Iran, 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. #A14082: $1250 SOLD

Choice Luristan bronze javelin spear head, c. 1000 - 600 BC.A remarkable example, with triangular blade with rounded ends and pronounced midrib, the tapered shaft widening at base and surmounted on a long rait-tailed tang. Old 1960's inventory round tag. L: 12 1/4" (31 cm). Intact and a very handsome example! Ex New York private collection. #WP2016: $850 SOLD

Luristan, Persia. Northern Iran, middle 2nd millennium BC. Beautiful bronze axe-head. Round cross-section shaft hole, convex cutting edges perpendicular to each other. Some nice incised detail on the top. Some edge nicks from battle damage. Great deep green patina. Measures 130 mm (5 1/16") long and very heavy. Ex-Florida collection, acquired in the 1960's. #901292: $625
SOLD

Miniature full-handled decorated Luristan dagger from Bronze Age Persia, c. 1200 -800 BC. This fantastic weapon has survived in superb condition. It has a very attractive broad blade with a robust supportive mid-rib and a nice decorated perforated handle. Gorgeous blue-green azurite crystalized patina and age related encrustation; battle scarred and extensively sharpened in antiquity. ex-Old English collection via auction house, UK. Found in Syria in the 1950's. 155 mm long. #LUR617: $325 SOLD
Luristan, ancient Persia, c. 1000 - 800 BC. Huge bronze sword or lance-head. The blade long and narrow, the midrib wide and flat then narrowing to a central ridge, the tang long with 'rat tail' curved end. An attractive example with nice olive green patina, the edges with signs of sharpening in antiquity. 19 1/5 in (48.8 cm) long and impressive! Ex Estate of Maria Jarreau Heller. #WP2167: $950 SOLD


Ancient Persia. Luristan, c. 1000 - 600 BC. A choice bronze arrow point, of heavy-duty construction with thick central shaft and slender flared blades, long tang for attachment to the shaft.
L: 2 1/8" (5.4 cm). A well-crafted and excellent example with a lovely glossy green patina. Ex Los Angeles, CA private collection. Gorgeous! #WP2262: $299
SOLD

Persia, Luristan, c. 1500-800 BC. Excellent and very long late Bronze Age lance head found in North-Western Iran. Triangular-shaped blade, extended tang and raised central mid-rib. Intact small dent likely from ancient battle damage, lovely heavy green patina with earthen deposits. ref: Muscarella, Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art p.290. Measures 158 mm (6 1/4") long. ex-Midwest USA museum deaccession. #WP2141: $275 SOLD

Ancient Persia. Luristan-Elamite, c. 1200-800 BC. Nice bronze spear-point. With triangular-shaped blade, prominent mid-rib with fine incised decoration, and short, rectangular tang. 4 7/16" (112 mm) long with blue-green patina and heavy earthen deposits. Traces of glue from old collector's mount visible on one side. From a Ketchum, ID private collection, purchased at major US and UK galleries and auction houses between 1989-1999. #WP2233: $225 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia. Northern Iran, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Beautiful bronze spear-tip. Leaf-shaped double edged blade with raised midrib, rounded shoulders, and long tang. 77 mm (3") long with olive-green patina and light earthen deposits. Ex-private Ketchum, ID collection acquired at major US and UK auction houses and galleries between 1989 - 1999. #WP2234: $299 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia. Northern Iran, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Very large bronze arrowhead or small spear-point. Raised dentral mid-rib, long pointed tang, and long sweeping barbs, one broken off in antiquity, likely from battle damage. 97 mm (3 13/16") with green patina and heavy earthen deposits. Ex-private Ketchum, ID collection acquired at major US and UK auction houses and galleries between 1989 - 1999. #WP2235: $299 SOLD

Luristan, ancient Persia. Northern Iran, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Large bronze spear-tip. Leaf-shaped double edged blade with raised midrib, rounded shoulders, and long tang. 106 mm (4 1/8") long with olive-green patina. ex-New York collection. #WP2390: $299 SOLD